User angry about Edge feature Buy Now, Pay Later

Edge[German]The latest feature called Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL), which Microsoft has added to the Edge browser for US users, seems to be causing massive anger among users. It's yet more evidence that Microsoft has lost its sense of what's important to users.

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German CERT-Bund warns about vulnerable Exchange Server with OWA reachable from Internet

Sicherheit (Pexels, allgemeine Nutzung)[German]It seems, that many vulnerable Microsoft Exchange servers are been used to play Russian roulette. German CERT-Bund has alerted a warning. They found about 12,000 Exchange Servers 2013/2016/2019, whose OWA is accessible via the Internet and which have at least one unpatched critical vulnerability.

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Microsoft Defender Version 1.353.1874.0 version 1.353.1874.0 incorrectly reports Emotet

Sicherheit (Pexels, allgemeine Nutzung)[German]A brief note for administrators. Microsoft Defender reportes a PowEmotoet.SB infection has been blocked and quarantined and possibly triggers Microsoft Office? This is a false alarm, which was triggered by an update of the signature files to version 1.353.1874.0. Here is some information on what is known so far.

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Printing Shellz: Vulnerabilities in HP multi-function printers (MFPs)

Sicherheit (Pexels, allgemeine Nutzung)[German]Today (Nov. 30,) is Computer Security Day, and this topic fits perfectly. There are several firmware vulnerabilities of certain HP LaserJet, HP LaserJet Managed, HP PageWide and HP PageWide Managed products. These are potentially vulnerable to a buffer overflow. This means attackers could intercept print jobs or scans and potentially worm corporate networks.

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Panasonic: Data leak over four months

Sicherheit (Pexels, allgemeine Nutzung)[German]Japanese (electronics) company Panasonic admitted last Friday to unauthorized access to its servers by a third party. A thin-lipped announcement reported only one access on Nov. 11, 2021. But those accesses appear to have occurred over the past four months, if media reports are accurate.

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November 30, is Computer Security Day

Sicherheit (Pexels, allgemeine Nutzung)[German]November 30, is Computer Security Day, a day that has been dedicated to secure IT worldwide since 1988. The initiative for Computer Security Day goes back to the US Association for Computer Security Day. The aim of this day of action: to give the topic of computer and information security a firm place in the public consciousness and to sensitize individuals to this complex of topics.

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Windows 10/11 mini-survey shows: Microsoft missed terrible the user needs (2021)

Windows[German]It is sometimes hotly debated, whether Microsoft is developing Windows 10 and especially Windows 11 past the need. Susan Bradley conducted a mini-poll on SurveyMonkey weeks ago on the topic of "how satisfied are you with Windows 10/11 and the updates, the feature updates and the features offered". The evaluation from the end of September has only just come to my attention. First of all, the results are a severe slap in the face for Microsoft's marketing, which has been developing products that are not in line with the market's needs for years.

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Cynos Android malware infects more than 9 million Huawei smartphones

Sicherheit (Pexels, allgemeine Nutzung)[German]The Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has temporarily removed 190 Android apps from its app store. The reason: Russian security vendor Dr. Web had discovered that these apps were infected with the Cynos Android malware while analyzing apps in the Huawei app store.

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Azure Confidential Computing with AMD VMs

[German]Microsoft has released an initial preview of Azure DCasv5/ECasv5 (confidential virtual machines with AMD SEV-SNP VM isolation) powered by third-generation AMD EPYC™ processors with SEV-SNP.

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Astra Group has developed a software stack with an Exchange Server replacement for Russia

Mail[German]The russian Astra Group has developed a replacement for Microsoft's Exchange Server that fully implements its functionality. The product is scheduled to hit the Russian market at the end of the first quarter of 2022. The company intends to fully replace Microsoft with a range of "Astra" solutions, from operating systems to cloud services.

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