Tianfu Cup 2021: Exchange 2019 and iPhone hacked

Sicherheit (Pexels, allgemeine Nutzung)[German]I think the developers at Apple and Microsoft – as well as some other software companies – will have their work cut out for them. At the Chinese Tianfu Cup 2021, which is currently (Oct. 16./17. 2021) underway, there was a continuous stream of successful hacks. Among other things, Microsoft Exchange 2019 was hacked via a 0-day exploit – and even the iPhone with iOS 15 was not safe from the hackers.

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Windows 11: Microsoft optimizes the size of update packages-Pakete

Windows[German]In October 2021, Windows 11 users received the first cumulative update for this operating system. Microsoft apparently encounters a problem with the size of its update packages, because especially people with a lack of high-speed Internet are not very enthusiastic about the size of the download. Therefore, Microsoft has optimized the size of the update packages and was able to reduce them by up to 40%.

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Windows 11 issues with AMD: more performance lost with Update KB5006674, fix with Update KB5006746

Windows[German]Owners of AMD hardware that rely on Windows 11 currently have a difficult time. Already when the operating system was released, there was a warning that there would be performance losses on AMD CPUs. With the cumulative update KB5006674 from October 12, 2021, there was then a further deterioration. However, updates with fixes should come next week – currently Microsoft is already testing the update KB5006746 with insiders.

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IconGate: Windows 11, the emojis and Microsoft's marketing

Windows[German]Currently some peole are complaining about Microsoft's Windows 11, where fiction and reality are very different. The user community has been fed by Microsoft since the presentation of Windows 11 (Yes, Microsoft introduced Windows 11). New 3D emojis were announced in an Insider Build. Only with the delivery there were long faces, because the emojis looked quite different. 

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Windows October 2021 Updates: PrintNightmare Status and Network Printing Issues

Windows[German]As of October 12, 2021, Microsoft has addressed new vulnerabilities in the environment of the security holes known as PrintNightmare via update. Therefore, a short look at the issue in question, which is still not off the table. In addition, it crystallizes that the October 2021 update for Windows will once again cause printing problems for network printers. There is a rough overview of this as well. Addition: Microsoft has just confirmed certain printing problems.

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Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019: No refresh for Citrix apps

Windows[German]Brief information for administrators who virtualize Citrix apps via Windows Server 2019 on Windows 10. When publishing Virtual Apps on Windows Server 2019 (as well as Windows 10 clients), there is an issue that no refresh is performed in file dialogs. This had been fixed before, but seems to be reappearing as an issue. However, there is a workaround from Citrix in the form of a registry intervention.

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Patchday Microsoft Office Updates (October 12, 2021)

Update[German]On October 12, 2021 (second Tuesday of the month, Microsoft Patchday), Microsoft has released several security-related updates for still supported Microsoft Office versions and other products. Here is an overview of the available updates.

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Windows 11: Printer issues affect more manufacturers, and scan/document software compatibility

Windows[German]It looks like the problems reported by Brother in a support post regarding USB printers under Windows 11 are expanding. It seems that devices from other manufacturers also cause problems when printing when connected to the Windows 11 computer via USB. In addition, there are also reports that the document software, used for scanning with multifunction devices, among other things, could have compatibility problems.

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Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines: Outage for 6 hours (2021/10/13)

[German]On October 13, 2021, Microsoft Azure experienced a disruption where virtual machine services were down for six hours (05:12 UTC to 11:45 UTC). Here is some information about it.

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Security updates for Exchange Server (October 2021)

Update[German]Microsoft has released security updates for Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016 and Exchange Server 2019 as of October 12, 2021. These October updates are required to address vulnerabilities reported by external security partners and found through Microsoft's internal processes. The updates apply to the Exchange Server on-premises installations listed below.

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