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Windows 11 22H2: Preview Update KB5020044 (Nov. 29, 2022)

[German]Microsoft has released the optional cumulative (preview) update KB5020044 for Windows 11 version 22H2 on November 29, 2022. There are a number of new features and especially a long list of bug fixes. Below I give an overview regarding these … 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 ...

Firefox 107.0.1

[German]Mozilla's developers have released version 107.0.1 of the Firefox browser on November 29, 2022. It is a maintenance update, which is supposed to fix some bugs according to the release notes. Advertising

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Edge 107.0.1418.62

has updated the Edge browser in the stable channel to version 107.0.1418.52 as of November 28, 2022. It is a security update that, according to the release notes, closes CVE-2022-4135 reported by the Chromium team. This is already being exploited … Continue reading

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Irish DPC fines Meta/Facebook €265 million after data privacy incident

[German]The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has imposed a 265 million fine on Meta, Facebook's parent company. This follows a data protection incident in which millions of Facebook users' data was pulled from the company's systems via tools until September … Continue reading

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Dell, HP, Lenovo uses outdated OpenSSL versionen in UEFI

[German]A firmware analysis by security vendor Binarly has revealed that devices from Dell, HP and Lenovo use outdated versions of the OpenSSL encryption library in their UEFI implementations. This poses a risk, as encryption could be broken and the update … Continue reading

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Windows 11 probably gets VPN status indicator in taskbar

[German]It looks like Microsoft is internally working on providing Windows users with an indicator that signals whether a VPN connection is in use. In any case, Windows 11 Insider build 25247 contains a feature that has not yet been officially … Continue reading

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Funny Google search AI – all plants are algae

[German]Funny observation from a German blog reader in Google search. There seems to be "a shortage" in Google's search AI. Because all plants we are searching for, are quoted as algae in the search suggestions. Advertising

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Does iCloud for Windows breaks video downloads and shows other people's photos

[German]There are isolated reports of users complaining that they are shown unknown photos and broken videos using Apple's iCloud for Windows. The assumption is that this content comes from other users' accounts. Affected users  use iCloud for Windows to download … Continue reading

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Hackers penetrate energy systems via outdated Boa web server of IoT components

[German]Many vendors use outdated software components in their IoT components. Microsoft has now presented a case in which a web server that was discontinued in 2005 was misused to penetrate the systems of Indian power grid via vulnerabilities. The background … Continue reading

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German data protection conference 2022 says Microsoft 365 still not GDPR compliant

[German]The use of Microsoft 365 (including Office 365) is still not compliant with European general data protection rules (GDPR). Anyone using the product is breaching European GDPR law – at least as far as the standard configuration specified by Microsoft … Continue reading

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