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Windows 11 23H2/22H2: Preview Update KB5036980 (April 23, 2024)

[German]Microsoft has released the optional cumulative (preview) update KB5036980 for Windows 11 version 22H2 and 23H2 on April 23, 2024. The preview update brings a number of fixes for these Windows 11 versions. It is an optional update whose fixes … 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 10 22H2 Preview Update KB5036979 (April 23, 2024)

[German]Microsoft has released an optional cumulative (preview) update KB5036979 for Windows 10 22H2 on April 23 (D-Week). This is intended to fix numerous bugs in Windows 10 22H2 and brings minor new features (account-related notifications for Microsoft accounts). Below is … Continue reading

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Exchange Server April 2024 Hotfix-Updates (24. April 2024)

[German]Microsoft released hotfix updates (HU) for Exchange Server 2016 and 2019 on April 24. These hotfix updates provide support for new features and are intended to resolve issues caused by the March 2024 Security Update (SU). Although the updates are … Continue reading

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Microsoft's new Store app installer with telemetry wrapper as a security trap

[German]I just reported how the Store team has started repackaging Store apps. An executable .NET wrapper is slapped around the store apps, which smuggles telemetry and other code into the app. This is intended to simplify the installation of store … Continue reading

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Windows print spooler vulnerability CVE-2022-38028 preferred attack vector for Russian attackers

[German]The old print spooler vulnerability CVE-2022-38028 in Windows is probably the preferred target of the Russian hacker group Fancy Bear. This was revealed by Microsoft's analysis of an attack tool ('GooseEgg' malware). However, this attack vector can no longer be … Continue reading

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Update CrushFTP to v11.1.0, vulnerability (CVE-2024-4040) under attack

[German]CrushFTP is a proprietary file transfer server with multiple protocols and platforms (macOS, Linux, Windows) that is available as shareware with a tiered pricing model. It is aimed at home users through to corporate users. As of April 19, 2024, the … Continue reading

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US cyber expert: Microsoft is a national security risk

[German]Lousy security culture, products as full of holes as a Swiss cheese, but "to big to fail and everyone is dependent". That's a description of Microsoft – not mine, but the tenor of the statements made by the former White … Continue reading

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Microsoft packs Store apps with telemetry wrapper

[German]The move from Microsoft, which has just been uncovered and is causing anger among developers. Their Store team has started to secretly repackage Store apps. The apps are provided with an executable .NET wrapper that adds telemetry and other code … Continue reading

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Data leak at Chinese manufacturer reveals information on surveillance devices

A Chinese manufacturer has inadvertently disclosed the data of surveillance devices. An unsecured database, which was freely accessible on the internet, contained 3 billion data records with details of surveillance systems from Chinese manufacturer Raysharp. Advertising

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Microsoft Office LTSC 2024: Preview available for macOS and Windows

[German]A short addendum or information for administrators in companies who are responsible for Microsoft Office. There will be a Microsoft Office 2024 in 2024, and a preview was announced for April 2024 (see Microsoft Office Office 2024 and Microsoft Office … Continue reading

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