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SoftMaker FreeOffice Version 2024 available

[German]German manufacturer SoftMaker has just released its FreeOffice 2024 as a new, completely revised version for Windows, Mac and Linux (also in English). The free office package SoftMaker FreeOffice positions itself as a fully-fledged alternative to Microsoft Office. Advertising

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Microsoft removes the falsely "Edge installed" Copilot app from Windows

[German]Along the lines of "We made a mistake", Microsoft rolled out the Copilot app to Windows (Windows 10/11 clients and Windows Server 2022) in March 2024 with an "accidental" Edge update. Redmond has since "cleaned up" and gradually uninstalled the … Continue reading

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How to find weak passwords in Active Directory and eliminate them with PowerShell

[Sponsored Post]Weak or compromised passwords are a known gateway for attackers. If you are able to identify which users in Active Directory (AD) are threatened by this, then PowerShell can help to remedy it. However, PowerShell scripts cannot eliminate basic AD deficits, other tools are needed for this. More ... (AnyStream, CloneDVD etc.) is offline (June 2024)

[German]Brief information, although I don't know exactly how relevant the topic is for the readership of this blog. The provider of programs such as AnyStream, CloneDVD etc.,, has been unavailable online for a few days now. Something happened sometime … Continue reading

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Webex: Potentially hundreds of thousands of meetings in ministries publicly accessible

[German]Webex communication software from Cisco have had a security flaw. Research by journalists of German media "Die Zeit" revealed that the software has more vulnerabilities than the developer Cisco has publicly confirmed. According to Zeit research by Eva Wolfangel, "thousands … Continue reading

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Microsoft 365 version 2405 causes memory errors and freezes in Access

[German]Microsoft released version 2405 for Microsoft 365/Office 365 apps at the end of May 2024. I have now received feedback from blog readers complaining about Microsoft Access crashing. There may be a memory leak that is causing various problems with … Continue reading

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Copilot+AI: Recall, a security disaster – AI-assisted theft

[German]On May 20, 2024, Microsoft presented the "Copilot+PC" concept and opened the next big barrel (hardware with AI support and Copilot). A feature called Recall is supposed to constantly take screenshots (or snapshots) of everything that happens on the system … Continue reading

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New teams application in Vmware Horizon

[German]Microsoft is working hard to push its new Teams 2.0 client into the user community. Even if the old Teams client is still available for a while, IT decision-makers may sooner or later be faced with the problem of how … Continue reading

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All .Net 6,7,8 updates pulled and re-released by Microsoft

[German]On May 14, 2024, Microsoft also released updates for .Net 6,7 and 8 (I didn't mention this in the blog). As usual with Microsoft, "Do it again Sam" also applies here – somehow people don't get it right at the … Continue reading

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Check Point Remote VPN security update for CVE-2024-24919

[German]There is a vulnerability CVE-2024-24919 in Check Point Remote Access VPN, which has been used by attackers for attacks since the end of April 2024. These steal Active Directory data in order to gain access to the victim's network and … Continue reading

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Vulnerabilities in the ZScaler Client-Connector

[German]A short piece of information for readers who use the ZScaler client connector in their environment. Three vulnerabilities CVE-2023-41972, CVE-2023-41973, CVE-2023-41969 have been disclosed by a security researcher. Combined correctly, these can be misused to launch an interactionless local privilege … Continue reading

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