Category Archives: Security

CERT-Bund warns: Emotet is back, C&C servers online again

[German]The cyber criminals behind the Emotet-Ransomware have re-activated their C&C servers and there will probably be new campaigns with successful infections soon.  Advertising

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Mastercard: Data leak larger than feared

[German]It seems, that the data leak at the credit card company Mastercard reported on Monday is bigger than expected. In the meantime, a file containing credit card data has appeared. Advertising

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Microcode Updates for Windows 10 (08/13/2019)

[German]Another addendum from last week. Microsoft has released some Intel Microcode updates for Windows 10. The updates were released last week on the regular patchday. Advertising

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Symantec releases a patch for the SHA-2 bug in Windows 7

[English]Antivirus vendor Symantec has released a patch to fix the update issue on Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2. Distribution is scheduled for August 21, 2019 for various language versions, the English version is said to have already been … Continue reading

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Windows 10: Is Microsoft removing Flash support?

[German]A German blog reader dropped ‘a little bomb’ within a comment. He claims, that ‘Microsoft will no longer support security updates in Windows 10, Flash will be removed from Windows 10’. Here is a look at the current situation. Advertising

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Patchday Microsoft Office Updates (August 13, 2019)

[German]As of August 13, 2019 (second Tuesday of the month, Patchday at Microsoft), Microsoft has released several security updates for supported Microsoft Office versions and other products. Advertising

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Symantec/Norton blocks Windows Updates (SHA-2)

[German]Users of Windows systems that have Symantec Antivirus or Norton Antivirus installed are running into trouble as of August 2019-Patchday. These antivirus solutions are blocking the delivery of security updates signed with SHA-2 only, at least on Windows 7 SP1 … Continue reading

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Windows: Critical Patches (CVE-2019-1181/CVE-2019-1182) August 13, 2019

[German]As of August 13, 2019 (2nd Tuesday of the month, Patchday) Microsoft has released a series of security updates. These include extremely critical updates that close vulnerabilities exploitable by computer worms (CVE-2019-1181/CVE-2019-1182). Advertising

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Adobe Updates (Flash, Reader etc.) August 13, 2019

[German]Adobe has released several updates for its products (Flash, Reader etc.) as of August 13, 2019. Adobe is weak about Flash and has not yet released a description. But here is an overview of what has been updated. Advertising

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Patchday Windows 10 Updates (August 13, 2019)

[German]On August 13, 2019 (second Tuesday of the month, patchday at Microsoft), several cumulative updates were released for the supported Windows 10 builds. Here are some details about each update. Advertising

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