Tag Archives: Windows

Another unpatched Edge and IE vulnerability

Google’s project zero has gone public with another unpatched vulnerability (CVE-2017-0037) in Microsoft’s browsers Edge and Internet Explorer.

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Windows System Restore fails with error 0xC000000D

[German]Recently I stumbled upon an Microsoft Answers forum post, where a user was reporting a system restore error 0xC000000D in Windows. Here are a few details and background insights.

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Windows: Zero-Day vulnerability in gdi.dll

[German]Security researchers from Google’s Projekt Zero has published another zero day vulnerability in Windows that hasn’t been patched

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Intel Bluetooth driver released via Windows Update (02/15/2017)?

[German]Just a short question: I got a tip, that Microsoft has released a new Intel Bluetooth driver via Windows Update a few days ago. No more details are given.

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What’s happened with Microsoft’s February patchday?

[German]Microsoft has stopped the release of all updates on February 2017 patchday (02/14/2017). There are now speculations, about the reason for that decision. Was a compromised Windows Update severs the reason for that?

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No Microsoft Patch-Tuesday so far

Today we won’t receive Updates from Microsoft. The regular Tuesday updates from Microsoft are delayed. Acording to this Technet post, Microsoft found a last minute bug, that was a show stopper.

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Video playback shows a vertical red/green line

Some users are facing a strange problem during video playback in Windows Media Player 12, a vertical red line is showing on the screen. VLC users are seeing probably a green line. Here is why.

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SMB Zero-Day vulnerability in Windows 8.1/10/Server

[German]A bug in Windows SMB (Server Message Block) protocol sets network systems at risk. A proof of concept code is publically available, but no patch is in sight. US-CERT warns.

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Ex Mozilla developer: Ripp of your AV-Software from Windows – except Microsoft’s

Antivirus software vendors are terrible; don’t buy antivirus software, and uninstall it if you already have it (except for Microsoft’s) – says former Mozilla Engineer Robert  O’Callahan.

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Word/Office can’t launch PDF converter

[German]Recently I came across a post from a MVP colleague, mention a curious error in Word 2013. On a customers system it wasn’t possible, to use the PDF converter from Word.

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