Category Archives: Security

Does PayPal fail with security? Vulnerabilities unfixed

[German]Disturbing story just came to me from security analysts. The provider PayPal has had (and still has) vulnerabilities in its system for a month, which were reported in January 2020, but have not yet been fixed. Hackers can abuse them … Continue reading

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Mass newsletter spam and the Paypal account hack

[German]Today a security issue, which was brought to me by a blog reader. A user was spammed with newsletter subscriptions. And at the end of the day it turned out to be a hack of his PayPal account. Advertising

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Google removes 500 malicious Chrome Extensions

[German]Google has removed 500 malicious extensions for the Chrome browser from its web store after security researchers issued a warning. Here are some details what I know so far. Advertising

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German Eurowings Airline: Data breach in online portal (GDPR)

[German]At the German Lufthansa subsidiary Eurowings there was a serious GDPR Failure at the airline’s online portal. Customers were temporarily able to access the personal data of other passengers. Advertising

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Escaping from Chrome Sandbox

[German]A brief hint for people who are interested in browser security and the sandbox. It’s about how to escape from the sandbox in the Chrome browser. Advertising

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Massive data leak at NextMotion (working in plastic surgery)

[German]Security researchers has found a massive data leak at NextMotion, a  plastic surgery technology company. A compromised database contained 100,000s of profile images of patients. Advertising

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Intel Security Advisories (February 11, 2020)

[German]On February 11, 2020, Intel published several security advisories on vulnerabilities in products in the Product Security Center. These range from Intel® RAID Web Console 3 (RWC3) for Windows to USB drivers. There will be no more updates for some … Continue reading

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Security Update for Symantec Endpoint Protection

[German]If someone is using Symantec Endpoint Protection on their Windows clients, the antivirus solution should be updated quickly. This is because older versions have critical security vulnerabilities. Advertising

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Patchday Microsoft Office Updates (February 11, 2020)

[German]On February 11, 2020 (second Tuesday of the month, patchday at Microsoft), Microsoft released various security-related updates for still supported Microsoft Office versions and other products. Advertising

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Microsoft recommends disabling SMBv1 on Exchange

[German]Microsoft recommends that administrators of Exchange Servers disable the SMBv1 protocol on these machines for security reasons. Here are a few details about that recommendation. Advertising

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