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PSI Software fell victim to ransomware on Feb. 15, 2024 – customers probably not at risk

[German]Cyber incident at the Berlin-based German software company PSI Software. It was known that they had been the victim of a cyberattack on February 15, 2024 – I had reported on the suspicion and confirmation came later. Now the company … Continue reading

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Windows 10 22H2 Preview Update KB5034203 (January 23, 2024)

[English]Microsoft has released an optional cumulative (preview) update KB5034203 for Windows 10 22H2 on January 23, 2024 (D-Week). This is intended to fix numerous bugs in Windows 10 22H2. There are also adjustments for users in the EU in relation … 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 ...

Microsoft 365 and the add-ons cost trap

[German]It looks like Microsoft's sales department has bagged its sheep (aka customers) clean. Everything is jumping on the Microsoft 365 subscription solution to get in on the action. And now they are being milked – despite the subscription, many components … Continue reading

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Guide to configuring Windows event logging

[German]The logging of events by Windows leaves room for improvement. Companies do not have a sufficient overview of the activities on their workstations and servers with Microsoft's standard specifications. The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) and the Australian Cyber Security Centre … Continue reading

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Windows 11: Does the hardware installation check fail – or are old CPUs allowed?

[German]I'll put two topics in one post. At the end of October 2023, Microsoft extended the list of CPUs approved for Windows 11 so that older processor models are also supported (had not reported on this in the blog). Now … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2024

That's what I wish all of my blog readers. 2024 will bring some changes for me – after blogging here since 2012 (and writing as a freelance author for 30 years) – it's time for me "to let it slowly … Continue reading

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The 3CX MySQL security vulnerability and how the provider deals with critical words

[German]Recently, there was a warning to customers of the telephone system provider 3CX who have integrated an SQL database into the software for CRM purposes. I reported on the issue in the blog post 3CX warning: Disable SQL database integrations … Continue reading

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Contracts for all VMware partners terminated by Broadcom for 2024

[German]An unpleasant surprise for existing VMware partners, who received notice of termination from Broadcom on December 22, 2023, effective February 4, 2024. This came just a few days after Broadcom switched its license models to subscription solutions. The VMware partners … Continue reading

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EasyPark victim of a cyberattack, data extradicted (Dec. 2023)

[German]The Swedish EasyPark (or the EasyPark Group) has confirmed, that they was the victim of a cyber attack on December 10, 2023. Nice, EasyPark play its down and wrote, "there was a breach of non-sensitive customer data".  "Thankfully", only data … Continue reading

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Microsoft Office Updates (October 10, 2023)

[German]On October 10, 2023 (second Tuesday of the month, Microsoft Patchday), Microsoft released several security-related updates for still-supported Microsoft Office versions and other products. With the April 2023 patchday, support for Office 2013 ended – but vulnerabilities were still closed. … Continue reading

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