Category Archives: Allgemein

Cloud expansion jeopardized by lack of security know-how?

[German]An exciting story: everything is (at least it feels like it is) moving into the cloud. But the German companies that are already in the cloud are facing serious security problems. Security provider Tenable has taken a closer look and … Continue reading

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Outlook to Exchange auto-discovery and the duplicate .com.com domain

[German]I'm posting a curious reader observation here in the blog. It's about the auto-discovery of e-mail recipients in Outlook via the auto-discovery service in Microsoft Exchange. One reader noticed a crude problem in this context. Someone seems to have registered … 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 ...

TeamViewer says in a final report: No customer data leaked during the hack in June 2024

[German]The hack of the remote maintenance provider TeamViewer seems to have gone more smoothly than feared. A state actor (APT29) did have access to the company's internal IT environment. However, neither the production environment with the sources and binaries of … Continue reading

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Microsoft employee accidentally publishes PlayReady code

[German]A Microsoft software developer has accidentally shared internal PlayReady source code with the public (a developer forum). The data leak of 4 GByte is sufficient to compile the required DLL from the source code. This could be a real boon … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Update KB5036979 bug: Right-click shows 'Open With' dialog

[German]A short addendum to the preview update KB5036979 from April 23, 2024 (and subsequent updates). Unfortunately, a bug has "slipped" into this update, which is eating its way through the systems of Windows 10 users. As soon as one of … Continue reading

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Critical vulnerability CVE-2024-38428 in wget

[German]There is a critical vulnerability in the command line program wget, which has a CVSS Base Score of 10.0. CERT-Bund warns of the vulnerability, which is contained in wget versions <=1.24.5. An attacker can carry out an unspecified attack. Anyone … Continue reading

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Oracle financial year ends on May 31; opportunity for license deals?

[German]Oracle's fiscal year ends on May 31, and many a salesperson is trying to make a few more euros. So if there are more frequent calls from Oracle sales people, customers could use the sales pressure in license negotiations to … Continue reading

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Office Updates May 7, 2024

[German]On May 7, 2024 (first Tuesday of the month), Microsoft released non-security updates for Microsoft Office 2016. I'll summarize some information about these updates here in the blog. Advertising

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Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 – Update to 7a (April 2024)

[German]Brief information for the administrators among our readers who use Veeam Backup O365 to back up data from Microsoft Office 365. The manufacturer has released cumulative patches for Microsoft 365 7a to fix some issues with the product. I had … Continue reading

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Windows 11: Moment 5 Update KB5035942 is causing issues

[German]Microsoft has released a preview update KB5035942 for Windows 11 22H2 – 23H2 on March 26, 2024, which should also bring some minor innovations as a Moment 5 update. However, it seems that this optional update is causing problems for … Continue reading

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