Category Archives: Windows

Windows 10 (64 Bit): Executing 16-bit programs

[German]In a 64-bit Windows environment, 16-bit programs can no longer run because the Windows NT DOS Virtual Machine (NTVM) is missing. A Microsoft developer has now described an approach – quasi as a finger exercise – how to run 16-bit … Continue reading

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Microsoft 365: Multi-factor authentication bypassed

[German]That does not sound very good. Newly discovered vulnerabilities in Microsoft 365 make it possible to bypass multi-factor authentication. Security researchers from Proofpoint have just released this information. Advertising

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Windows Server: Zerologon vulnerability (CVE-2020-1472) allows domain hijacking

[German]Security researchers have uncovered a vulnerability in all versions of Windows Server that allows domain transfer with a simple approach. This vulnerability, called Zerologon (CVE-2020-1472), was closed with the security updates of August 2020. Those who have not yet installed … Continue reading

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0patch fixes CVE-2020-1380 in Windows 7/Server 2008 R2

[German]ACROS Security has released a micropatch for the vulnerability CVE-2020-1380 (Internet Explorer scripting engine memory corruption ) for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 (without ESU license). The vulnerability is now being exploited. Advertising

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Windows 10 Version 2004: Update KB4576754 forces new Edge browser install (Sept. 14, 2020)

[German]Microsoft has begun rolling out the new Chromium-based Edge Browser on systems with Windows 10 version 2004 on Sept. 14, 2020. A re-release of update KB4576754 pushed this browser again to consumer systems. Advertising

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Microsoft integrates Servicing Stack Updates (SSU) in cumulative Updates (LCU)

[German]Another small addendum from last week. Microsoft has announced it’s plans to include the required Servicing Stack Updates (SSU) in future Latest Cumulative Updates (LCU). This could eliminate one cause of update errors. Advertising

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Windows Server 2016: Update KB4577015 throws a GPO MMC wsecedit.dll error

[German]Security update KB4577015, dated September 8, 2020, causes problems on Windows Server 2016, which acts as the domain controller. The Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) throws a wsecedit.dll error when loading an MMC snap-in when changing security options. Advertising

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Office 2016: Documents cannot be stored on network shares

[German]A German blog reader contacted me for an observation. He has been getting for weeks  more and more messages from users in his enterprise network with Windows Server 2012, that Office documents sporadically cannot be stored on network shares. On … Continue reading

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Windows 10: Activated Hyper-V /Sandbox creates a 0-day Exploit

[German]A reverse engineer bumped a vulnerability in Windows 10 in conjunction with the Hyper-V/Sandbox feature. Activating Hyper-V or the sandbox opens a 0-day vulnerability that can be used to attack the system. Advertising

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Windows 10 Version 1903: Support ends December 8, 2020

[German]A small reminder for users of Windows 10 version 1903, which was released in spring 2019 and reaches the end of its 18-month support period on December 8, 2020. Advertising

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