Category Archives: Security

Android devices with pre-installed Adware

[German]Security provider Avast raises an alarm: Android devices are shipped with pre-installed malware. Thousands of users around the globe are affected by mobile adware being delivered on brand new devices.

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Windows 10: Micro code updates (May 21, 2018)

[German]Microsoft has released several microcode updates for the still supported Windows 10 builds in revised form. These are the updates KB4090007, KB4091663 KB4091664 and KB4091666.

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Flash and Silverlight get blocked in Office 365 documents

Microsoft announced plans to restrict the use of Flash, Shockwave, and Silverlight controls in Office 365. This policy changed for security reason.

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Google and Microsoft unveil Spectre V4 CPU vulnerability

[German]Microsoft and Google have jointly disclosed a new CPU vulnerability on May 21, 2018. This vulnerability is comparable to the Meltdown and Spectre weaknesses discovered at the beginning of the year.

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Thunderbird 52.8.0 released

[German]Mozilla’s developers have released version 52.8.0 of the email client Thunderbird. This is a maintenance update which closes various (sometimes critical) vulnerabilities.

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Microsoft Security Update Releases – May 15, 2018

Microsoft has revised some Security Update Releases on May 15, 2018. Here is a short list, what has been changed. Addendum: Update revision from May 18, 2018 added.

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Exchange 2010 Update Rollup 0 KB4091243 (05/08/2018)

[German]Another small supplement to Patchday 8 May 2018, Microsoft has also released an update rollup 0 (KB4091243) for Exchange 2010 on this date.

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0day patch for CVE-2018-8174 available

[German]0patch has released a 0day patch to fix a critical vulnerability (CVE-2018-8174) in Windows VBScript Engine. This will be helpful for users who are not able to install May 2018 security updates due to issues.

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Adobe Reader DC security update

[German]Firma Adobe has published on May 11, 2018 an Advanced Security Bulletin, mentions a vulnerability in Adobe Reader DC. A security update has been released on May 14, 2018.

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Vulnerability in PGP and S/MIME

[German]Security researcher found a critical vulnerability in encryption used by PGP and S/MIME during encrypting e-mails. This results that encrypted messages may contain data in plain text and also old encrypted messages can be decrypted afterwards.

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