Category Archives: Security

Patchday: Updates for Windows 7/8.1/Server (Jan. 14, 2020)

[German]On 14 January 2020, Microsoft released various (security) updates for Windows 7 SP1 and further updates for Windows 8.1 and the corresponding server versions. Here is an overview of these updates. Advertising

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Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19041.21

[German]On January 14, 2020, Microsoft released the first cumulative update (KB453555) for the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19041.21 (should be for the 20H1 development branch) for insiders in the slow ring. Here is some information about it. Advertising

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Microsoft Security Update Summary (January 14, 2020)

[German]On January 14, 2020, Microsoft released security updates for Windows clients and servers, for Office, etc. Here is a compact overview of these updates. Advertising

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Windows: Is a critical cryptography patch coming today?

[German]If the rumors are true, today comes a critical patch for the CryptoAPI of some versions of Windows. The vulnerability is putting all kind of encryption at risk. The US military is said to have received the fix in advance. … Continue reading

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PoC for Citrix ADC/Netscaler vulnerability CVE-2019-19781

[German]There is an unpatched vulnerability CVE-2019-19781 in Citrix ADC (Application Delivery Controller, formerly Netscaler) and proof of concept (PoC) exploits have been available for a few days to exploit the vulnerability – and honeypots are already under attack. I got … Continue reading

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Thunderbird 68.4.1 released

[German]The developers of the e-mail client Thunderbird have now released version 68.4.1. This is a maintenance (and security) update for the 68 main version of the email client. Advertising

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Security Baseline recommendations for Office 365 Pro Plus

[German]Brief information for administrators responsible for deploying and securing Office 365 in enterprise environments. Microsoft has now added a Security Baseline for Office 365 Pro Plus and published a Techcommunity article about it. Advertising

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Albany County Airport Authority (NY) Victim of Ransomware

[German]Over Christmas, the IT infrastructure of the Albany County Airport Authority of the city of Albany, New York State, was attacked by Sodinokibi ransomware. This ransomware then encrypted the files on their servers. Advertising

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End of Support for Microsoft Products in January 2020

[German]In a few days Windows 7 SP1 receives security updates for the last time (at least for the broad mass of users). Then the support for this operating system will end. But in January 2020, support for a number of … Continue reading

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System Center will be renamed to Microsoft Endpoint Manager

Microsoft decided that a new name should make Microsoft’s strategy for managing PCs via Config Manager and Intune clearer. As a result, there will be the new Microsoft Endpoint Manager. Advertising

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