Category Archives: General

OpenAI 2023 hacked – not went public till know

[German]The chatGPT provider OpenAI was the victim of a cyberattack in 2023, in which the attackers were able to access and read the internal chats between researchers and other employees of the company. However, the source code behind the OpenAI … Continue reading

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CheckMK also raises its prices

[German]In the article Paessler switches PRTG license model to subscriptions üI had just reported on a change from their license model to subscriptions. The bottom line is that this will lead to massive price increases. But CheckMK has probably also … 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 ...

Kaspersky Antivirus: Sales and update freeze in the USA; sanctions against Kaspersky management

[German]A heavy blow to antivirus provider Kaspersky. The US government has banned its software in the USA and the product may no longer be sold. And updates may soon no longer be supplied either. In addition, twelve senior Kaspersky employees … Continue reading

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Google I/O on May 14, 2024

Google plans to hold its developer conference Google I/O on May 14, 2024, as announced here. The agenda is still largely empty, but there will be over 100 sessions. Neowin.net writes here that Google I/O 2024 will largely be an … Continue reading

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Microsoft BUILD on May 21 – 23, 2024

Microsoft plans to hold this year's BUILD developer conference from May 21-23, 2024 in Seattle at the Seattle Convention Center. The company announced this yesterday. Advertising

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Bing and Edge are probably not covered by the EU Digital Markets Act (DMA)

[German]Ad-hoc I don't know whether this is good news or bad news. According to recent reports, the EU Commission will not classify Microsoft's search engine Bing and the Edge browser as products or services subject to the EU's Digital Markets … Continue reading

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Order/license chaos for VMware products after Broadcom takeover (Jan. 2024)

[English]These are currently difficult times for customers and resellers of VMware products who want to reorder, extend licenses or simply activate product licenses. After the Broadcom takeover, absolute chaos reigns. Dealers have been terminated, orders via OEMs are sometimes impossible, … Continue reading

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VMware OEM portal offline, customers cannot activate VMware licenses

[German]Is Broadcom starting the "shakeout" of VMware customers? After Broadcom terminated all VMware partners as of February 4, 2024, the OEM portal is now down. However, the VMware OEM portal is required to activate VMware licenses purchased through OEMs. A … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas 2023

I wish all blog readers a Merry Christmas 2023. While browsing the web this week, I came across Santa Claus, who now seems to be traveling on a rocket sled, as you can see in the image on the left. … Continue reading

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Broadcom plans to sell VMware end-user computing and carbon black businesses

[German]A few weeks ago, it was announced that Broadcom had completed the acquisition of VMware. Now Broadcom is moving to sell all of VMware's end-user computing and Carbon Black (endpoint security solution) businesses. Advertising

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