0Patch provides support for Windows 10 version 1809 after EOL

Windows[German]As of May 11, 2021, several Windows 10 versions are out of support and have reached their End of Life, meaning they will no longer receive security updates in the future. Microsoft recommends upgrading to current Windows 10 builds, but not every user can do that. The security provider ACROS Security has now announced that it will provide security patches for Windows 10 version 1809 for one year. Here is some information on this topic.

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Microsoft Teams released, free for private use

MS TeamsMicrosoft Teams (MS Teams) s a platform launched globally in 2017 that combines chat, (video) meetings, notes and attachments. The service is integrated into the Microsoft 365 suite with Microsoft Office and Skype/Skype for Business – and also into Office Web for private users. Microsoft released its Microsoft Teams for private free use today, May 17, 2021. This marks the end of the previous Teams preview program. Microsoft has published this blog post with some details  about the release of MS Teams for the private environment. Teams can be used directly from a browser like Edge or Chrome. However, in the Ungoogled browser I get an error message when calling Teams because I have blocked the acceptance of third-party cookies.

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Windows 10 Version 2004/20H2: Audio issue "high-pitched noise" after Update

Windows[German]New issue for users of a Windows 10 versions 2004, 20H2 (and the upcoming 21H1). After updates, audio problems with 5.1-channel sound can occur with installed preview update KB5000842 from March 2021. Microsoft is currently investigating this bug.

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Fake website with infected MSI Afterburner

Sicherheit (Pexels, allgemeine Nutzung)[German]Vendort MSI warns about a malicious software disguised as official MSI Afterburner software in this article. The website hosts infected software from well-known manufacturers that contains all sorts of malicious software. Here is a brief overview.

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Windows 10: Version 1803, 1809 and 1909 has reached end of life

Windows[German]On May 13, 2021, there were security updates for Windows 10 versions 1803 and 1809 in the Enterprise and Education variants for the last time on Patchday. And also for Windows 10 version 1909, the supply with security updates ends for the Home and Pro variants. All these Windows 10 versions have thus reached the end of support.

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Windows 10: Update KB5003173 fails with error 0x800f0922

Windows[German]Another short addendum to this week’s May patchday. Some users are finding that the Windows 10 cumulative update KB5003173 cannot be installed. Instead, the update installation fails with error 0x800f0922. The cause is the Legacy Edge browser removed from the Windows 10 build. Here is some information about it.

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Edge Edge 90.0.818.62

Edge[German]Following Google’s Chrome update, Microsoft has released the Edge 90.0.818.62 update on May 13, 2021. The update fixes various vulnerabilities that have already been fixed in Google Chrome.

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Colonial Pipeline Attack: Wasted $5 Million and uses vulnerable Exchange Servers

Sicherheit (Pexels, allgemeine Nutzung)[German]The dust is slowly lifting around the successful ransomware attack on the US utility Colonial Pipeline. In the meantime, it has become known that the company probably “wasted” a ransom of 5 million US dollars. There was a decryption key, but importing backups was faster. In addition, an audit revealed serious security flaws in the company’s IT. For example, a Microsoft Exchange server had security vulnerabilities. Here is a summary of the latest findings from this case.

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DarkSide gang lost access to it’s servers

Sicherheit (Pexels, allgemeine Nutzung)[German]The DarkSide cyber gang, responsible for many ransomware attacks provided “as-a-service” announced it’s shutdown after they lost control of it’s servers. They claim that their servers where seized and the cryptocurrency was transferred from their account to an unknown wallet. That was claimed in a message posted within he Russian OSINT Telegram channel and also on the cyber gangs web site. Addendum: An analysis showed that the gang collected $17.5 million ransome.

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Caution: E-mails with fake appointment invitations (May 2021)

Sicherheit (Pexels, allgemeine Nutzung)[German]SPAM e-mails with fake appointment invitations from unknown persons are piling up in mailboxes. The complaints about such fake invitations are raising. The scan is a clever way to steal and/or abuse data of the recipients. After I received such an appointment invitation for the first time, I’m decided to write a blog post.

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