Category Archives: Allgemein

Scam: "See who visits your Facebook profile"

[German]Today, another security topic that comes to my attention quite often on Facebook. One of the people in my Facebook friends list tells me a few days ago, that I've been tagged and that I can find out who visited … Continue reading

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Max Schrems and noyb file criminal report against Irish DPC

[German]Something is escalating right now. The Irish data protection authority DPC demanded that the Austrian organization noyb draw up and sign a "non-disclosure agreement" (NDA) within one working day. Otherwise, the complainant would no longer be heard. Max Schrems reported … Continue reading

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Avira has been sold to NortonLifeLock

[German]German Avira GmbH & Co. KG from Tettnang, which sells antivirus solutions, has already found a new owner. The Tettnang based antivirus specialists were taken over by NortonLifeLock from the Kingdom of Bahrain based investor group Investcorp. Advertising

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Microsoft retires MCSA, MCSD, and MCSE certification

[German]Microsoft  has just announced that it will discontinue its certifications (MCSA, MCSD, MCSE) for certain programs such as Windows Server 2019, Windows SQL Server 2019 and so on. Advertising

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Operating System/Windows Share(October 2019)

[German]After October 2019 is over, I would like to take a look at the operating system share on the desktop. Is Windows 7 finally drops at 2% share and what's about Windows 10? Advertising

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AdCloaking: Ad redirections to other sites

Just a short warning – currently there seem to be a new AdCloaking campaign active. Bad Ads are forcing redirections to obscure web sites, offering PUPs (potentially unwanted programs). These redirected ads overlay the websites and try to tempt the … Continue reading

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Site not reachable

PSA: I've upgraded my web package. As a consequence, the installation was moved from my hoster to another server with a new IP address. This ended with a 'not reachable' for some blog visitors. It might took 24 up to … Continue reading

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Windows Update quality issues: Microsoft’s answer

[German]Microsoft has responded to an open letter from MVP colleague Susan Bradley about problems and quality issues with Microsoft's Windows update cycles. Advertising

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Microsoft Azure Active Directory Connect V1.1.880.0

[German]A short note for the administrators' weekend. On August 1, 2018, Microsoft released version V1.1.880.0 of its Microsoft Azure Active Directory Connect. Advertising

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Skype for Business/MS Teams for Phone support till 08/20/2018

Just a brief information for Windows Phone mobile device owners using Skype for Business and/or Microsoft Teams apps and Yammer. Contrary to Microsoft's announcement these apps should be available until August 2018 for Windows Phones. Advertising

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