Magnets in iPhone 12 affect pacemakers

Gesundheit[German]The iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, and MagSafe accessories contain built-in magnets or may generate magnetic fields. Apple points out that these devices can interfere with defibrillators and pacemakers.

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SANS: Browser isolation against 0-days and missing updates

[German]A large proportion of successful cyber attacks are possible via 0-day vulnerabilities or unpatched browsers. The rise of home office solutions in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic exacerbates this problem. In some environments, updating the browser used is also a problem, which also has a negative impact on security. In such cases, the SANS Institute recommends browser isolation to render browser vulnerabilities ineffective.

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Sonicwall NetExtender vulnerability exploited by APT group

[German]Sonicwall has been attacked by an ATP group and the attackers probably had access to the provider’s code. Sonicwall has already confirmed this. Those who use Sonicwall products should respond.

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Sandboxie v0.5.5 / 5.46.4 released

[German]David Xanatos informed me that he released a major update for Sandboxie in version v0.5.5 / 5.46.4 on Githib on January 19, 2021. Here is some information about it.

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Windows 10 Preview Updates (Jan, 21, 2021)

[German]As of January 21, 2021, Microsoft has released several optional cumulative (preview) updates for Windows 10 as well as its Windows Server counterparts. With a group policy, administrators can lock Internet Explorer 11 and redirect it to Edge’s IE Mode. In addition, crashes in lsass.exe with sporadic restarts have been fixed in Windows 10 V1909. Here is an overview of the affected packages.

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Edge 88.0.705.50 released

Edge[German]Microsoft has released the update to Edge 88.0.705.50 on January 21, 2021. It is a new version with some changes (FTP and Flash are omitted), numerous innovations but also various security fixes. Here is some information about it.

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UK Windows 10 school laptops shipped with Gamarue malware

[German]The British Ministry of Education has delivered several thousand Windows notebooks to schoolchildren, some of which may have been infected with malware ex works. The malware ‘phoned’ Russian servers diligently on affected devices.

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Chrome 88.0.4324.96: MSI install fails with error 1722 on fresh systems

[German]The Chrome browser version 88.0.4324.96 released as of January 19, 2020 in the desktop version for Linux, macOS and Windows has an issue. This browser cannot be installed in the MSI variant on fresh systems without an older Chrome version.

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Windows Secure Boot (DBX) Update KB4535680 offered on BIOS Systems

[German]Microsoft has released the Windows security update KB4535680 for Secure Boot (DBX). The update will be offered via Windows Update. Some users with BIOS boards are also receiving this update. Here are a few remarks about that topics.

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Oracle Weblogic RCE vulnerability CVE-2021-2109

[German]There is a serious remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability CVE-2021-2109 in Oracle WebLogic Server that allows the server to be taken over. Oracle released a patch to close the vulnerability in January 2021.

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