SmarterASP.net Server down in Europe – what's going on?

[German]A brief message for people who host ASP applications at the provider smarterasp.net. I have just been informed from Belgium by a user that there is a serious disruption there and it was asked if they were victims of a cyber attack. Currently it seems to only affect customers in Europe, as I saw from a quick research. Here is a rough outline of what is known on the subject.

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Windows 11: Parallels 17.1 supports virtual TPM 2.0 on Mac

Windows[German]Microsoft does not support Windows 11 on Mac OS on their M1 processors and demands TPM 2.0 for virtual machines as well. Now the manufacturer Parallels has reacted and provides Parallels Desktop 17.1. This virtualization software also supports virtual TPM 2.0, so Windows 11 should be supported in this environment.

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Canon sued for disabling printer scan/fax function when ink is missing

Paragraph[German]A class action lawsuit has been filed in the USA against the device manufacturer Canon, which has come up with a very perfidious scam. If the multifunction devices run out of ink, operation is stopped. One user was so upset by this that he filed a lawsuit.

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Tianfu Cup 2021: Exchange 2019 and iPhone hacked

Sicherheit (Pexels, allgemeine Nutzung)[German]I think the developers at Apple and Microsoft – as well as some other software companies – will have their work cut out for them. At the Chinese Tianfu Cup 2021, which is currently (Oct. 16./17. 2021) underway, there was a continuous stream of successful hacks. Among other things, Microsoft Exchange 2019 was hacked via a 0-day exploit – and even the iPhone with iOS 15 was not safe from the hackers.

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Windows 11: Microsoft optimizes the size of update packages-Pakete

Windows[German]In October 2021, Windows 11 users received the first cumulative update for this operating system. Microsoft apparently encounters a problem with the size of its update packages, because especially people with a lack of high-speed Internet are not very enthusiastic about the size of the download. Therefore, Microsoft has optimized the size of the update packages and was able to reduce them by up to 40%.

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Windows 11 issues with AMD: more performance lost with Update KB5006674, fix with Update KB5006746

Windows[German]Owners of AMD hardware that rely on Windows 11 currently have a difficult time. Already when the operating system was released, there was a warning that there would be performance losses on AMD CPUs. With the cumulative update KB5006674 from October 12, 2021, there was then a further deterioration. However, updates with fixes should come next week – currently Microsoft is already testing the update KB5006746 with insiders.

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IconGate: Windows 11, the emojis and Microsoft's marketing

Windows[German]Currently some peole are complaining about Microsoft's Windows 11, where fiction and reality are very different. The user community has been fed by Microsoft since the presentation of Windows 11 (Yes, Microsoft introduced Windows 11). New 3D emojis were announced in an Insider Build. Only with the delivery there were long faces, because the emojis looked quite different. 

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Windows October 2021 Updates: PrintNightmare Status and Network Printing Issues

Windows[German]As of October 12, 2021, Microsoft has addressed new vulnerabilities in the environment of the security holes known as PrintNightmare via update. Therefore, a short look at the issue in question, which is still not off the table. In addition, it crystallizes that the October 2021 update for Windows will once again cause printing problems for network printers. There is a rough overview of this as well. Addition: Microsoft has just confirmed certain printing problems.

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Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019: No refresh for Citrix apps

Windows[German]Brief information for administrators who virtualize Citrix apps via Windows Server 2019 on Windows 10. When publishing Virtual Apps on Windows Server 2019 (as well as Windows 10 clients), there is an issue that no refresh is performed in file dialogs. This had been fixed before, but seems to be reappearing as an issue. However, there is a workaround from Citrix in the form of a registry intervention.

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Patchday Microsoft Office Updates (October 12, 2021)

Update[German]On October 12, 2021 (second Tuesday of the month, Microsoft Patchday), Microsoft has released several security-related updates for still supported Microsoft Office versions and other products. Here is an overview of the available updates.

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