Category Archives: Security

Microsoft Introduces Secured Core PCs w. Firmware Protection

[German]Microsoft has introduced a new development, the Secured Core PCs with additional protection against firmware attacks. This standard was defined together with OEM vendors. Advertising

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Abbis: AVAST fights off a cyber-attack attempt on its network

[German]Unknown actory probably had access to the AVAST network for about 6 months. The aim was supposedly a new supply chain attac attempt to compromise of the CCleaner software build environment. AVAST claims to have fight off the attack. Advertising

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Alexa and Google Home as smart spies

[German]German security researchers from Security Reasearch Labs were able to show how smart speakers such as Amazon Echo or Google Home can be used for monitoring and phising (determining passwords, etc.). Advertising

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Linux Kernel Bug in Wi-Fi driver puts machines at risk

[German]Once again, a violent bug has been discovered in the Linux kernel that allows an attack on machines via Wi-Fi. Attackers can crash or even attack the machines via the vulnerability. The bug has been in the Linux kernel since … Continue reading

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Security update for Visual Studio Code (CVE-2019-1414)

On October 17, 2019, Microsoft issued a security advisory regarding Visual Studio Code. An update is available for Visual Studio to close a security vulnerability CVE-2019-1414. Advertising

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Symantec SEP Update causes BSOD in Windows (10/14/2019)

[German]Systems using Symantec Endpoint Protection (Symantec SEP) on Windows will probably dropping BlueScreens after the last SEP update. The reason is a SEP update from 10/14/2019. Here is some information on this topic, that has been confirmed by Symantec. Advertising

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Adobe Acrobat (Reader) 2019.021.20047 released

[German]On October 15, 2019, Adobe released security updates for Acrobat Reader and Acrobat DC for Windows and macOS. This update addresses 45 critical bugs in the products. Advertising

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Warning: Uninstall these Android Malicious Apps immediately

[German]Android users should check their devices for installed apps and see if there are 15 malicious apps are present. In case, uninstall these malicious apps immediately. Advertising

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Linux: Bug in sudo allows forbidden commands as root

[German]There is an implementation bug in older versions of the Linux command sudo. This allows commands to be executed as root, even if this is not allowed for a user. In the meantime there is an update which fixes the … Continue reading

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Ransomware hits global shipping company Pitney Bowes

[German]The global shipping company Pitney Bowes has been the victim of a successful Ransomware attack. As a result, their business is affected worldwide. Here is some information about the situation. Advertising

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