Category Archives: Security

Update KB4052623: Microsoft fixes Defender Scan Skip Bug

[German]Microsoft has released the update KB4052623 for the Windows Defender anti-malware platform for Windows 10 on March 24, 2020. This update also fixes the irritating message that files were skipped during a scan. Advertising

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Windows 10: Fix for skipped Defender scans

[German]Windows 10 users are facing the behavior, that Windows Defender skips items during a scan and reports this. In the meantime the cause is clear and I present a solution in the blog post. Addendum: Microsoft has issued a fix. … Continue reading

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0-day vulnerability in Windows Adobe Type Library

[German]An unpatched vulnerability exists in the Adobe Type Manager Library in all supported versions of Windows. Meanwhile hackers are trying to exploit this vulnerability, as Microsoft writes in a security advisory. Addendum: 0patch has released a micropatch. Advertising

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Data breach at General Electric (GE)

[German]The US giant General Electric (GE) has now confirmed a data protection incident in which personal data of former and current employees of a service provider got into the hands of unauthorized persons. Advertising

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Pwn2Own: Windows, Ubuntu, macOS, VirtualBox hacked

[German]The hacker competition Pwn2Own (spring 2020) had to be held virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic. Hackers were able to crack Windows, Ubuntu, macOS, VirtualBox etc. and secure larger amounts of prize money. Advertising

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Windows 10: Defender skips elements during scan

[German]There may be a problem with Windows Defender. In Windows 10, users who scan the system with Windows Defender receive a message that items were skipped due to exclusions or network protection settings. Addendum: Microsoft has issued a fix. Advertising

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Security Updates Chrome 80.0.3987.149 / Edge 80.0.361.69

[English]Google has released a security update for the Chrome 80.0.3987.149 on 18 March 2020. The Microsoft developers have followed up on March 19, 2020 and released a security update for the Chromium Edge browser. This update raises the browser to … Continue reading

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FSB contractor hacked – IoT hacking project discovered

[German]Hack the hackers: Hackers have succeeded in hacking a contractor of the Russian national secret service FSB. The hacker group has now released details of the Fronton-IoT botnet that FSB is currently setting up. Advertising

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WordPress: Vulnerabilities in Responsive Ready Sites Importer

[German]Security researchers have found several critical vulnerabilities in the WordPress Plugin Responsive Ready Sites Importer. The vulnerabilities allow hijacking of a WordPress instance. Advertising

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Mirai Botnet Variant Mukashi targets Zyxel NAS

[German]There is a new variant of the Mirai botnet called Mukashi. The attackers are targeting unpatched Zyxel NAS devices on which the botnet will be installed. Advertising

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