Category Archives: Cloud

SmarterASP.net Server down in Europe – what's going on?

[German]A brief message for people who host ASP applications at the provider smarterasp.net. I have just been informed from Belgium by a user that there is a serious disruption there and it was asked if they were victims of a … Continue reading

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Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines: Outage for 6 hours (2021/10/13)

[German]On October 13, 2021, Microsoft Azure experienced a disruption where virtual machine services were down for six hours (05:12 UTC to 11:45 UTC). Here is some information about it. Advertising

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German OSB Alliance warns: Microsoft Cloud threatens digital sovereignty

[German]Microsoft is working to force users – especially in enterprise IT – onto subscription models and cloud connectivity. From 2025, many on-premises offerings will be phased out and the compulsion to the cloud will then be de facto. This will … Continue reading

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OMIGOD: IBM QRadar Azure vulnerable via CVE-2021-38647

[German]IBM warns that QRadar Azure  warn is vulnerable to remote attacks via the OMIGOD vulnerability CVE-2021-38647. Remote attackers could execute arbitrary code. This would have a similar impact to the supply chain attack on Kaseya VSA, a remote management and … Continue reading

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Patch Microsoft Azure vulnerabilities OMIGOD in Linux VMs

[German]Those responsible for Linux VMs under Microsoft Azure need to react immediately. Management agents have been silently installed, that have RCE and LPE vulnerabilities. The vulnerability, called OMIGOD, must be patched manually because there is no Azure update mechanism. Advertising

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Ransomware in the cloud: Detecting attacks

[German]According to Yahoo! Finance, around 65,000 ransomware attacks are expected this year in the US alone. It doesn't seem to matter what region, country or industry it happens in. Security vendor Vectra provided me with some thoughts on how to … Continue reading

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Why you may not be able to decommission on-premises Exchange even with cloud solutions

[German]If I understand correctly, many companies are moving towards the cloud. The hope is that once the on-premises Exchange functions are moved to the cloud in Exchange Online, the on-premises solutions will be gone. The other day I came across … Continue reading

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eBook: Azure defenses for ransomware attacks

[German]Microsoft has published an eBook that provides key native Azure capabilities and defenses for ransomware attacks, as well as guidance on how to proactively use these capabilities to protect your assets in the Azure cloud. This eBook can be obtained … Continue reading

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Next Azure container vulnerability allowed data theft

[German]Microsoft issued a warning to its Azure customers about a security vulnerability that could have allowed hackers to access data. The punchline: It involved containers whose code had a known vulnerability that had not been patched. Microsoft has now updated … Continue reading

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Microsoft Azure: API changes kills applications and PowerShell scripts

[German]Microsoft wants to make changes to the Azure API. This will impact applications and PowerShell scripts that rely on this API. The date for the API change is July 1, 2022, might want to keep that in mind if you … Continue reading

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