Windows Defender: Update KB4052623 (Jan. 19, 2018)

Microsoft has released an update for  Windows Defender under Windows 10 that changes the Windows Defender Antimalware platform version.

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Windows 10: Insider Preview Build 17074.1002 im Slow Ring

FYI: Microsoft has relased Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17074.1002 in Slow Ring. I’ve introduced this build for fast ring within my blog post Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17046 for PC.

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Windows 8.1/Server 2012: Updates and AMD boot issue fix

[German]Microsoft has released a Fix for non bootable AMD system (after installing Updates KB4056898 or KB4056895). And Update KB4057401 (Preview of Monthly Rollup) for Windows 8.1, and Update KB4057402 (Preview of Monthly Rollup) for Windows Server 2012 has been released.

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Windows 10: Updates KB4073290, KB4057144 and KB4057142

[German]Microsoft released some cumulative updates for Windows 10 on January 17, 2018. These fixes also include the boot problems on AMD-CPUs. Here are a few details.

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BIND vulnerability (CVE-2017-3145) can crash name

[German]A vulnerability in BIND (performing DNS resolutions) may cause the named daemon to crash. Here are some information about the vulnerability, that since 2000.

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InSpectre: Test your machine against Meltdown/Spectre flaw

[German]Since beginning of this year 2018, we know about the CPU vulnerabilities, that can be attacked via Meltdown/Spectre attacks. InSpectre is a tool, that checks your system’s vulnerability against both attacks.

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VirtualBox 5.2.6 released

Virtualbox[German]After releasing Virtualbox version 5.2.4 on December 19, 2017, Oracle has released another update on January 15, 2018 of its virtualization software VirtualBox Version 5.2.6. It’s a maintenance update.

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Seagate patched silently a security flaw in NAS devices

[German]Do you own a Seagate NAS device? Seagate has fixed quietly a security vulnerability in the firmware of their Seagate Personal Cloud Home Media Storage.

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Ubuntu 17.04 reached end of life

Another short message: Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) has reached the end of live date and there are no more updates. The version released on April 13, 2017 is no longer supported. There are also no more patches for the kernel. Users can switch to Ubuntu 17.10. Some information can also be found here.

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Microsoft Security Update Minor Revision (CVE-2018-0802)

SicherheitAnother short Microsoft addendum on security updates, which has been released on January 9, 2018. The security description for Office (CVE-2018-0802) has been slightly revised.

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