Windows 10: EOL for v1909 soon and Reliability Updates KB4023057 shipped again in April 2021

[German]Is something happening with Windows 10 version 21H1, because Microsoft probably distributed the preparatory update KB4023057 to machines with Windows 10 again? The update is supposed to improve the reliability of the Windows Update service. In addition, Windows 10 version 1909 will reach the end of support in some SKUs in May 2021. Here is some information around this topic.

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Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 5b Cumulative Patch KB4135

Windows Update[German]Small note for users of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 5b: There is the cumulative patch KB4135. Blog reader Michel P. recently pointed it out to me and posted this link. There the prerequisites and improvements for the patch KB4135 are listed.

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SonicWall Email Security Zero-Day Vulnerabilities (April 20, 2021)

[German]Vendor SonicWall has issued a security notification for his product SonicWall Email Security. There are Zero-Day Vulnerabilities that put users of this product at risk.

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Windows 10 21H1 is in Release Preview Channel

[German]Another quick note: Microsoft has probably moved the upcoming release of Windows 10 version 21H1 for Windows Insiders from the Beta Channel to the Release Preview Channel. The announcement was made a few days ago, as I read at Bleeping Computer.  So far, however, I am not aware that this version has been generally released to all users. The release could happen at the end of the month or in May 2021.

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Thunderbird 78.10.0 released

[German]The developers of the Thunderbird email client have released Thunderbird 78.10.0 on April 19, 2021. It is a maintenance update for the 78 main version of the email client, which fixes various bugs and vulnerabilities.

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Firefox 88.0.0 and 78.10.0esr

Mozilla[German]Mozilla’s developers have released versions 88.0.0 and 78.10.0 of the Firefox browser on April 19, 2021. This is a new development branch for FF 88 and a security update for the ESR, which fixes vulnerabilities and bugs.

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Windows 10 NTFS Bug (CVE-2021-28312) fixed (April 13, 2021)

[German]Microsoft has also fixed the Windows NTFS bug, which could lead to NTFS system drive corruption, on Patchday (4/13/2021) with the rolled-out security updates for Windows 10. Here is some information on the subject.

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Prices for Surface Services

[German]Microsoft has published a new list for repairs of Surface devices that are out of warranty. Device owners can see, for example, how much a battery replacement or a display replacement will cost, since flat rates are used.

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Microsoft Report: Firmware attacks on the rise

[German]Microsoft has released a security report stating that 83% of all companies have suffered an attack on their device firmware in the last two years. This suggests that security managers in companies should keep an eye on this and secure the systems in this regard.

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Patchday Review & Issues (April 2021)

Windows Update[German]On April 13, 2021, Microsoft released a slew of security updates for Windows and other Microsoft products. In the context of a patchday recap, I would like to summarize some information about these updates.

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