Category Archives: Cloud

Microsoft services (Outlook, OneDrive, Teams etc. has been down (Jan. 25, 2023)

[German]Short remark for the morning (here in Europe) of January 25, 2023: As it looks right now (09:00 UTC), Microsoft is experiencing a major disruption to its online services such as Outlook, OneDrive, Teams, LinkedIn, etc., which have been unavailable … Continue reading

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NortonLifeLock: Attack from 1.12.2022 on user accounts and possible access to Password Manager accounts

[German]Warning to all users of Password Manager accounts from the vendor NortonLifeLock. There was a credential stuffing attack on NortonLifeLock users' accounts in December 2022. The vendor believe that the attackers were successful on a number of user accounts and … 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 Basic subscription (without Office and Windows) with 100 GB OneDrive storage for $1.99

[German]On January 30, 2023, Microsoft wants to offer a worldwide subscription for Microsoft 365 Basic at a price of $1.99 (or euros) per month. If you are hoping that the Office apps will be included in the package or that … Continue reading

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Thunderbird can't connect via IMAP an oAuth with Exchange Online (outlook.office365.com)

[German]At the turn of the year 2022/2023, Microsoft has deactivated Basic Authentication for Exchange Online. This forced Thunderbird users into connection issues with mail servers via IMAP. Thunderbird reports that the user is authenticated  (via oAuth2) but is not connected. … Continue reading

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D-Link: End of support for mydlink Home and mydlink Baby Monitor Apps and Cloud Services (Dec. 30, 2022)

[German]Are you using D-Link products like the mydlink Baby Monitor or mydlink Home. Today, December 30, 2022, vendor D-Link will shut down certain cloud services. The aforementioned devices will then become electronic junk because their functionality will be lost. An … Continue reading

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Reminder: Basic Authentication in Exchange Online will be switches off in 2023

[German]Microsoft has reminded the days that the so-called Basic Authentication in Exchange Online will be phased out and switched off next year. Actually, this has been known for a long time and I assumed that this will already be the … Continue reading

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Problem: Trading Partner as Global Administrator for Tenant in Microsoft 365 Portal

[German]I'm picking up on a topic that was brought to my attention by a blog reader. It's been on my mind for a while, but I can't check anything due to a lack of accounts. It is about the management … Continue reading

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Android 13: Intune problem solved for Samsung devices

[German]Small note for administrators who manage Android mobile devices via Intune. Microsoft has worked with Samsung to fix a bug that prevents devices from integrating with Intune when upgrading to Android 13. A fix is available to ensure Samsung Android … Continue reading

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Boxcryptor: Free accounts will be deactivated on January 31, 2023

[German]The German encryption service Boxcryptor is being over taken by Dropbox. New customers are already no longer accepted – subscriptions expire and the service has done itself in as an "encryptor" for cloud uploads. A German blog reader informed me, … Continue reading

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Cornerstone Payment Systems security incident involving 9 million credit card transaction records

[German]Anyone who is connected to the Internet leaves traces, especially when they make payments by credit card. Security researchers have now discovered an unsecured database that was freely accessible via the Internet. This database contained 9 million credit card transaction … Continue reading

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