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Windows 10 2004/20H2: DumpStack.log.tmp slows down computer

[German]On Windows 10 systems with the version 2004 or 20H2 there is a file DumpStack.log.tmp, which in the worst case slows down the computer. A blog reader pointed this out to me. Here is some information on the topic. Advertising

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Microsoft & Google are abused for phishing

[German]Check Point security researchers are currently seeing a sharp increase in phishing emails that use well-known brands to disguise the fraud. Here’s some information I’ve received from Check Point warning against fake emails on behalf of Microsoft and Google. Advertising

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TP-Link TL-WA701ND AP and a ‘Backdoor’

[German]The TP-Link TL-WA701ND AP creates a WLAN network with a hidden SSID, which acts like a backdoor into a network behind the device. A user came across this backdoor by chance. Advertising

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Will expired certificates kicks unpatched older devices at the end of 2020 out of business?

[German]Owners of older devices that don’t get any more updates will probably have to prepare themselves for the fact that they will become inoperable at the turn of the year 2020/2021 – at least as far as access to secure … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20270

On December 3, 2020, Microsoft released the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20270 for Windows Insider on the Developer Channel. The announcement was made in the Windows Blog, where you can read about fixes and known issues. Advertising

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Does Chrome now block too resource intensive advertising?

[German]It looks like Google is rolling out the Chrome function in the browser, which was announced a long time ago and stops too resource-intensive advertising in web pages. Advertising

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Cyber attack on Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer

[German]In November 2020, Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer S.A. was the victim of a cyber attack in which the company’s files at one location were accessed and the data stock encrypted. Embraer has now confirmed the incident, and some details of … Continue reading

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Windows: Incorrect disk layout causes trouble with updates and feature upgrades

[German]If the disk layout on Windows machines does not comply with Microsoft specifications, this can quickly lead to trouble. During update installation, rollbacks occur and the installation of the feature updates fails due to an error message. Here is a … Continue reading

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Edge 87.0.664.52 – is blocked from Trend Micro OfficeScan

[German]Microsoft has already released an update to the Chromium Edge 87.0.664.52 on November 30, 2020. However, there is trouble with this update if Trend Micro OfficeScan is installed, as I have learned from various reader feedback. The Edge will not … Continue reading

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Thunderbird 78.5.1 released – Collides with Cardbook add-on

[German]The developers of the e-mail client Thunderbird released Thunderbird 78.5.1 on December 2, November 2020. It is a maintenance update for the 78 main version of the e-mail client, which fixes bugs and closes security holes. At the same time … Continue reading

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