Monthly Archives: May 2022


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Google Chrome get Google-Lense and image search

Google has been working for some time (see this tweet) to better integrate a Google Lens visual search tool into its browser. Now, Google is introducing the ability to evaluate via images using Google Lens via context menu in the … 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 ...

Windows issue: Defender collides with FMAPOService

[German]In April 2022, I had reported issues with Windows Defender on Windows 10 (20H2). From extreme RAM usage to startup problems with Word or effects like black screen after user login has been observed/reported. Some issues were supposedly fixed by … Continue reading

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Nation wide disruption with Verifon H5000 payment terminals in Germany

[German]Since May 24, 2022, the terminals for card payments with giro and EC cards have been disrupted in numerous stores and gas stations nationwide in Germany. Customers of almost all banks were affected – although I also encountered institutions such … Continue reading

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Nomination for the European Cybersecurity Blogger Award 2022 – we are now underdogs

[German]London-based Eskenzi PR intend also in 2022 to grant the European Cybersecurity Blogger Award. There are usually various categories and in past years people like Troy Hunt have been nominated and awarded. I just found out that the German edition … Continue reading

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Zyxel warns of vulnerabilities in firewalls, AP controllers and access points (May 24, 2022)

[German]Vendor Zyxel has published a security advisory warning of several vulnerabilities in firewalls, access points and access point controllers. Attackers can execute their own code via the vulnerabilities, block 2FA login and disrupt the devices. However, updates are available for … Continue reading

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Chrome 102.0.5005.61/62/63 fixes critical vulnerabilities

[German]Google has released updates to the 102.0.5005.61/62/63 Google Chrome browser for Windows and Mac on the desktop in the Stable Channel as of May 24, 2022 (Chrome 102 is also included in the Stable Channel for Windows and Mac). Furthermore, … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2022 Preview Update (May 24, 2022)

[German]Microsoft has released an optional cumulative (preview) update for Windows Server 2022 as of May 24, 2022 (D-Week), in addition to preview updates for Windows 10 and Windows 11. Below I provide an overview regarding these updates for Windows Server … Continue reading

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Windows 10 / Windows Server 1809 Preview Update (May 24, 2022)

[German]Microsoft has released optional, cumulative (preview) updates as of May 24, 2022 (D-Week). These are intended to correct various bugs in Windows 10 version 1809, Windows 11 and in the corresponding Windows Server versions. Below, I provide an overview regarding … Continue reading

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Windows 11: Preview Update KB5014019 (May 24, 2022)

[German]Microsoft has released the optional cumulative (preview) update KB5014019 for Windows 11 as of April 25, 2022. The preview updates for Windows 10 and Windows Server are described in separate articles. The KB5014019 update was previously tested with Windows 11 … Continue reading

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Strange WSUS update alert dated May 24, 2022.

[German]Blog reader Markus K. contacted me yesterday morning by mail and described a strange observation. On his WSUS instances 45 new update notifications from WSUSE for Windows 10 20H2 to 21H2 have arrived on May 24, 2022, but they belong … Continue reading

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