Category Archives: browser

User identification via Chromium browser (Chrome, Edge, Brave)?

[German]Luca Casonato already pointed out an issue in connection with Chromium browsers on July 9, 2024. In the browser, all Google websites are granted full access to system data such as CPU usage, GPU utilization, memory usage and processor information … Continue reading

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Outlook: Old clients will be deactivated in mid-July 2024

[German]I'm posting some information here on the blog that I came across a few days ago. From mid-July 2024, older Outlook clients and web browsers will refuse to work with Microsoft email accounts. Users will then have to update their … 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 removes the falsely "Edge installed" Copilot app from Windows

[German]Along the lines of "We made a mistake", Microsoft rolled out the Copilot app to Windows (Windows 10/11 clients and Windows Server 2022) in March 2024 with an "accidental" Edge update. Redmond has since "cleaned up" and gradually uninstalled the … Continue reading

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Edge's annoying full-screen promoting pop-ups since version 125

[German]I've got reports about an annoying behavior of Microsoft Edge browser since version 125. The Microsoft Edge is displaying annoying full-screen pop-ups promoting the browser after each launch. This occurs when Edge and Bing are not set as the default. … Continue reading

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Edge 125.0.2535.67 update bypasses WSUS (May 2024)

[German]This smells like trouble for administrators in enterprise environments, where the Edge browser is usually used. A blog reader informed me that the Edge had updated to version 125.0.2535.67, although this is definitely not released in the WSUS. Advertising

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Chrome 124 breaks TLS handshake

[German]Google recently released version 124 of its Google Chrome browser. In addition to vulnerabilities, the developers have also made some changes to the TLS encryption (X25519Kyber768 key encapsulation for TLS). However, there is now feedback from users complaining that this … Continue reading

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Edge version 124.0.2478.51 causes issues with http pages

[German]Brief information for blog readers that Maksymilian has just pointed out to me. Microsoft's developers updated the Edge browser to version 124.0.2478.51 on April 19, 2024. However, this causes problems with (insecure) http pages and blocks downloads, for example. It's … Continue reading

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Windows: Edge 123.0.2420.65 update from March 2024 unintentionally brings co-pilot app; no "spy function"

[German]An "accidental" update to the Microsoft Edge browser at the end of March 2024 led to parts of the Copilot app being installed on Windows 10/11 and Server. Microsoft states that this was not intentional and emphasizes that this app … Continue reading

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Microsoft Edge Bug CVE-2024-21388 allowed to install arbitrary extensions

[German]A now-patched vulnerability in the Microsoft Edge web browser could have been abused to install arbitrary extensions on users' systems and carry out malicious actions. This was revealed by a security researcher to The Hacker News. Advertising

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Google Chrome 123.0.6312.86/.87

[German]Google has released an update of the Google Chrome browser (branch 123) in the stable channel on March 26, 2024, which closes seven vulnerabilities (some of them critical). The Extended Stable Channel and the app for Android have also received … Continue reading

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