Tag Archives: Windows

WikiLeaks reveals CIA Windows Spyware Framework Athena

[German]WikiLeaks has leaked new documents in the Vault 7 series. These documents details some new CIA spyware framework, called Athena. 

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Ransomware WannaCry infected worldwide thousands of Windows systems

[German]A massive ransomware campaign started May 12, 2017, infected worldwide thousands of Windows systems. Hospitals, banks, companies are out of order, because their systems are affected and critical data are encrypted. Here a short overview, what is known so far.

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HP Notebooks: Keylogger in Conexant’s audio driver

[German]It’s a nasty surprise, what Thorsten Schröder, from Swiss modzero AG, discovered in Conexant’s audio drivers shipped with some HP notebooks. The driver is logging all key strokes and writes it into a public log file – a security night … Continue reading

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Microsoft May 2017 patch day short over view

On May 9, Mai 2017 support for Windows 10 version 1507 (RTM version from 2015) ends with the last patches offered. Microsoft has also released a couple of security updates.

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Microsoft fixes critical Malware Protection Engine vulnerability

[German]Microsoft has acted quickly to a critical vulnerability in Windows, reported yesterday (see Windows has a critical wormable vulnerability). This night a security advisory has been released, patches will be available.

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Windows has a critical wormable vulnerability

[German]It’s a bit cryptic, what Google security experts Natalie Silvanovich and Tavis Ormandy from project Zero just revealed. They claim, they has discovered the ‘worst Windows remote code exec in recent memory’. Update: Microsoft issued a fix for this vulnerability … Continue reading

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Office 365 apps comes to Windows Store

Microsoft has announced on it’s #MicrosoftEDU event, that it has finished its Microsoft Office 365 apps and will bring it ‘soon’ to the Windows Store. This will allow Windows 10 S devices to install Office 365 apps (as full desktop … Continue reading

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Windows Update error 0x80073712

Sometimes Windows Update throws error 0x80073712 and the update install fails. Here are a few hints what to to and why this error occurs.

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Windows screen get turned sideways–how to fix it?

Sometimes users get puzzled, because their Windows screen on a notebook get turned sideways. Why is that and how can this be fixed?

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Security risk OEM bloatware Portrait Display (PdiService.exe)

[German]A from OEM’s (HP, PHILIPS, FUJITSU) on Windows notebooks preinstalled application bears a huge security risk. A vulnerability allows a local authenticated (non-privileged) attacker to run arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges. Millions of devices are affected by this bloatware.

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