Category Archives: Security

Unsecured Microsoft Azure Server exposes passwords etc. of Microsoft systems (Feb. 2024)

[German]Security researchers from SOCRadar have discovered an unsecured storage server on Microsoft Azure on which internal information about Microsoft's Bing search engine was stored. Well, the storage server, which was freely accessible to anyone, only contained unimportant stuff from Microsoft … Continue reading

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Microsoft Office Updates (April 9, 2024)

[German]On April 9, 2024 (second Tuesday of the month, Microsoft Patchday), Microsoft released several security-related updates for Microsoft Office 2016, as well as the C2R variants (Office 2016-2021 and 365) and other products. Below you will find an overview of … 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 ...

Windows Server 2012 / R2 and Windows 7 (April 9, 2024)

[German]Various security updates for Windows Server 2012/R2 (1st ESU year) were published on April 9, 2024. Support for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 expired in January 2024. However, updates for Windows Embedded Standard 7 can be downloaded … Continue reading

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Patchday: Windows 11/Server 2022-Updates (April 9, 2024)

[German]On April 9, 2024 (second Tuesday of the month, patch day at Microsoft), Microsoft also released cumulative updates for Windows 11 23H2 to 21H2. Windows Server 2022 and Windows Server 23H2 also received updates. Here are some details about these … Continue reading

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Patchday: Windows 10-Updates (April 9, 2024)

[German]On April 9, 2024 (second Tuesday of the month, patch day at Microsoft), various cumulative updates were released for the supported Windows 10 builds (from the RTM version to the current version) as well as for the Windows Server counterparts. … Continue reading

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Microsoft Security Update Summary (April 9, 2024)

[German]On April 9, 2024, Microsoft released security updates for Windows clients and servers, Office and other products. The security updates address 147 vulnerabilities (CVEs), including three critical vulnerabilities. Below is a compact overview of these updates that were released on … Continue reading

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Windows NTLM credentials vulnerability CVE-2024-21320: Fix from 0patch

[German]There is a vulnerability in Windows (CVE-2024-21320) that exposes NTLM credentials about Windows topics. Microsoft patched the vulnerability CVE-2024-21320 in January 2024. This patch provides a policy to prevent the exposure of NTLM credentials when theme files are located on … Continue reading

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Microsoft slammed for a cascade of faults that leads to Storm-0558 cloud hack

[German]The US Cyber Safety Review Board has now published its report on the hack of Microsoft Online Exchange in the summer of 2023 by the suspected Chinese group Storm-0558. The board's conclusion: Microsoft can't do security! And certainly not in … Continue reading

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Windows 10: Prices for Extended Security Updates announced

[English]Microsoft has already announced that there will be an ESU program (Extended Security Updates Program) for Windows 10, which will no longer be supported on 14 October 2025. Even private users will be able to purchase extended security updates for … Continue reading

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Breaking news: Microsoft abandons ChatGPT in EU after AI recommendation

[German]Microsoft's plans to roll out its AI solution Copilot worldwide with its products do not seem to be working out very well at the end of the day. Following extreme headwinds  in US congress and in the EU, I understand … Continue reading

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