Category Archives: Security

Chrome 80.0.3987.162 released (March 31, 2020)

[German]Google’s developers have released version 80.0.3987.162 of the Chrome browser (heise specifies 80.0.3987.163 here). This is a security update which should close three vulnerabilities. The new Chrome version 80.0.3987.122 is available for Windows, Mac and Linux and is rolled out … Continue reading

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Hackers infects thousands of MS SQL servers with backdoors

[German]Unknown hackers are running a campaign (running since May 2018) against Microsoft SQL-Server. The group succeeds in providing thousands of these SQL servers with a backdoor every day. There seems to be a whole botnet of infected SQL servers running … Continue reading

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Mitigating Windows 0-day ADV200006 via GPO

[German]Small hint for administrators of large Windows environments in the Active Directory environment who need to plug the ADV200006 0-day vulnerability. Mitigation is possible using Group Policy. Advertising

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Microsoft postpone the deactivation of TLS 1.0/1.1

[German]Microsoft has just announced to postpone the deactivation of TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.2 for its browser products (Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11), originally planned for 1st half of 2020. Advertising

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Windows Server: Find LDAP bindings on DCs

[German]Another brief blog post about LDAP channel binding and LDAP signature request for Windows. How can you find LDAP bindings on a Windows Server Domain Controller? Advertising

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Windows Antivirus: Performance- & Stability issues

[German]In this blog post I like to take up a tiresome topic. It is about the performance and stability problems caused by virus scanners on Windows 10 clients as well as on server environments. What is the cause and what … Continue reading

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Zoom cuts data transfer to Facebook in iOS app

[German]he provider Zoom has just attracted attention because its iOS app for web and video conferencing transferred data to Facebook. As soon as it became known, the provider removed the corresponding framework from the app. Advertising

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Solution for slow start of Windows Server 2016?

[German]Some administrators are complaining about the slow restart of Windows Server 2016 during update installations. A blog reader contacted me about this and I’m bringing up the topic again in a post. Advertising

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Update the Intune Exchange Connector to TLS 1.2

[German]Today a shot tip for administrators who use Microsoft Intune to manage their devices and want to migrate this solution to TLS 1.2 for handling SSL connections Advertising

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Issues with Defender Update KB4052623 (March 2020)?

[German]On March 24, 2020, Microsoft released update KB4052623 for the Windows Defender anti-malware platform for Windows 10. Since that time, I have received reports of problems; the offline scan is said to be broken and there are unexpected errors. None … Continue reading

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