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Surface Pro 4 replaces out of warranty confirmed by Microsoft

Microsoft has confirmed, that Surface Pro 4 devices with screen issues are getting replaced, even if the device is out of warranty.

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Intel NUC BIOS vulnerability CVE-2018-12176

There is a vulnerability (CVE-2018-12176) in the BIOS of various Intel NUCs, which can be used to manipulate the devices. Intel has published a Security Advisory.

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RDS CredSSP error after uninstalling December 2018 updates

The CredSSP error has been addressed in May 2018 with some updates (see for instance kb4103723). Now I received a comment from a German user, claiming, that uninstalling December 2018 updates is causing issues with Remote Desktop Server connection. An … Continue reading

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Vulnerability in Logitech Options; an update is required

[German]If you use the software ‘Logitech Options’ in Windows, you should update to version 7.00.564. The reason: older versions have a serious security vulnerability. 

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Microsoft’s Surface Diagnostics Toolkit for Business (SDT)

[German]Microsoft has released a new tool to help the user with problems (hardware, firmware and software) with his Surface devices. Here are a few details about that toolkit.

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Vulnerabilities in Microsoft accounts allowed takeover

[German]There were several vulnerabilities at Microsoft that, when combined, allowed an attacker to hijack any Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Store or Microsoft Sway account. It was enough for the victim to click on a link. The vulnerabilities potentially affected 400 million … Continue reading

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DNS vulnerability: Patch your Windows Domain Controller

[German]Administrators in enterprise environment should update Windows Server urgently, as a vulnerability has been found in the DNS system that has existed since at least 2012.

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Microsoft Patchday: Other Updates December 11, 2018

[German]As of December 11, 2018 (Patchday), Microsoft has released additional updates for Internet Explorer, Windows Server, etc. In this blog post the respective patches are added, which are not included in the remaining posts linked at the end of the … Continue reading

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Chrome 71.0.3578.98 released

As of December 12, 2018, the developers have released the Google Chrome browser version 71.0.3578.98. This update corrects a vulnerability in the PDF module of the browser.

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Tor Browser 8.0.4

[German]On December 12, 2018, the developers released Tor Browser 8.0.4. This is a maintenance update that updates Firefox 60.4.0esr and various other components. 

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