Category Archives: Security

Microsoft Security Update Releases (Feb. 19, 2019)

On  February 19, 2019, Microsoft has released several (informational) Security Update Releases that deal with changes in CVE descriptions, etc. Here is the corresponding raw text for your information.

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Free GandCrab Ransomware decrypter tool

[German]Bitdefender, Europol, the Romanian police, DIICOT and other law enforcement agencies have released an update of the successful Ransomware decryption tool. This now also supports GandCrab Ransomware encrypted files (v5.1 and new v5.2).

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Thunderbird 60.5.1

[German]Mozilla’s developers have released the email client Thunderbird version 60.5.1. This is an important maintenance update which fixes some vulnerabilities and bugs. Here is some information about it.

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OpenOffice- and LibreOffice Vulnerability CVE-2018-16858

[German]There is a micro patch for the 0-day vulnerability CVE-2018-16858 in OpenOffice. And for the vulnerability (patched in LibreOffice by an update) there is a Proof of Concept (PoC).

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Microsoft Security Update Releases/Notification (Feb. 13, 2019)

A short supplement from this week. On patchday (Feb. 12th) and a day after Microsoft released several ‘Security Update Releases’ and notifications. Here is an overview.

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Microsoft Patchday: Other Updates February 12, 2019

[German]On February 12, 2019 (Patchday), Microsoft has released additional updates for Internet Explorer, Windows Server, etc. In this blog post the respective patches are added, which are not contained in the remaining articles linked at the end of the article.

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USB cable with Wi-Fi allows hacking PCs

A security researcher has managed to implant a WiFi chip into a USB cable so that this cable is suitable for attacking systems with macOS, Linux, Windows or other operating systems.

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Patchday Microsoft Office Updates ( February 12, 2019)

[German]As of February 12, 2019 (second Tuesday of the month, Patchday at Microsoft), Microsoft has released several security updates for supported Microsoft Office versions and products such as Sharepoint.

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Security updates for Android and iOS – a comparison

As an owner of an Android or iOS mobile device, you get a certain amount of security updates. If you are questions which platform is better suited for security patches, here’s a small overview might help you.

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Patchday Windows 10 Updates (February 12, 2019)

[German]February 12, 2019 (second Tuesday of the month, Patchday at Microsoft) released several cumulative updates for the supported Windows 10 builds. Here are some details about each update.

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