Monthly Archives: May 2022


Windows 10 21H2: Explorer and taskbar issues due to "HP Development Company, L.P. – Extension –"

[German]Brief  info in the round of the owners of HP Windows PCs to a problem and immediately the question whether someone is affected. On these computers there are problems since a short time, the taskbar freezes under Windows, the Explorer … Continue reading

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How to find weak passwords in Active Directory and eliminate them with PowerShell

[Sponsored Post]Weak or compromised passwords are a known gateway for attackers. If you are able to identify which users in Active Directory (AD) are threatened by this, then PowerShell can help to remedy it. However, PowerShell scripts cannot eliminate basic AD deficits, other tools are needed for this. More ...

Microsoft finds vulnerabilities in apps from major mobile providers (May 2022)

[German]The Microsoft 365 Defender Research Team has found some vulnerabilities in a mobile framework from mce Systems. The problem: This framework is used by some apps that mobile providers deliver preinstalled on their smartphones. Thus, millions of users were vulnerable … Continue reading

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Microsoft Access: Issues with SQL database access because of ODBC driver?

[German]Brief information for the readership and at the same time the question if someone is already affected. I received a user message that Microsoft Access suddenly had problems with SQL database access. All databases suddenly showed the value '#DELETED' in … Continue reading

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Reports about deactivated Windows 7 SP1 systems with ESU Bypass

[German]Brief question to the readers who still use Windows 7 SP1 and force installation of security updates with ESU Bypass v11. Do you seeing that the Windows 7 activation is getting lost since May 23, 2022? I got a couple … Continue reading

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May 2022 Firmware Updates for Surface Laptop Studio & Surface Book 3

[German]Microsoft has released May 2022 firmware updates for the Surface Laptop Studio and Surface Book 3. These firmware updates are supposed to fix issues, among other things, support for a dynamic refresh rate for Surface Laptop Studio with Windows 11 … Continue reading

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Broadcom acquires VMware for 61 billion US-$

[German]There is an agreement from Broadcom with the management of the cloud and virtualization specialist VMware, to acquire VMware (if the competition authorities approve). Broadcom confirmed this in an announcement dated May 25, 2022. The purchase price is expected to … Continue reading

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Vulnerabilities CVE-2022-27507 and CVE-2022-27508 in Citrix ADC and Citrix Gateway

[German]Two vulnerabilities CVE-2022-27507 and CVE-2022-27508 exist in Citrix ADC and Citrix Gateway, for which the vendor has issued a security bulletin. The vulnerabilities discovered in Citrix ADC and Citrix Gateway allow attackers to launch a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. The … Continue reading

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Windows 11 preview update KB5014019 breaks Trend Micro Ransomware Protection

[German]Preview update KB5014019, which Microsoft released for Windows 11 on May 24, 2022, is causing trouble for Trend Micro antivirus solutions. It clashes with Trend Micro's Ransomware Protection, the vendor acknowledged in an advisory. Advertising

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Microsoft provides guidance on protecting against KrbRelayUp attacks in Windows domains

[German]KrbRelayUp attacks allow local privilege escalation in Windows domain environments where LDAP signing is not enforced. The default Active Directory settings are still insecure. However, Microsoft has now explained in a post how administrators can protect systems against KrbRelayUp attacks … Continue reading

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Interpol arrests Nigerian head of BEC fraud gang

[German]Interpol, together with the Nigerian police, was able to arrest the head of a BEC (Business Email Compromise) gang. The gang had been targeted by investigators for numerous email scams, and security researchers from Palo Alto Networks and other firms … Continue reading

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