Patchday: Windows 8.1/Server 2012-Updates (January 12, 2021)

Windows Update[German]As of January 12, 2021, Microsoft has released various updates for Windows 8.1. However, these updates are also available for Windows Server 2012 R2. Here is some information about them.

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Patchday: Updates for Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 (January 12, 2021)

Windows Update[German]On January12, 2021, Microsoft released various (security) updates for Windows 7 SP1 (ESU) and Windows Server 2008 R2. Here is the overview of these updates.

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Patchday: Windows 10-Updates (January 12, 2021)

[German]On January 12, 2021 (second Tuesday of the month, Patchday at Microsoft), several cumulative updates were released for the supported Windows 10 builds. Here are some details about each update.

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Microsoft Security Update Summary (January 12, 2021)

[German]On January 12, 2021, Microsoft released security updates for Windows clients and servers, for Office, Internet Explorer, and so on. Here is a concise overview of these updates.A list of updates can be found on this Microsoft page. Details about the update packages for Windows, Office, etc. are available in separate blog posts.

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Thunderbird 78.6.1 closes critical vulnerability

[German]The developers of the Thunderbird email client have released Thunderbird 78.6.1 on January 12, 2021. This is a maintenance update for the main 78 version of the email client that fixes security vulnerabilities.

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VP Microsoft 365, Brad Anderson, leaves Microsoft

Brad Anderson, Corporate Vice President, responsible for Microsoft 365 development (Windows 10+Office 365 etc.) is leaving the company to join Utah-based Qualtrics(subsidiary of SAP).

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Vendor Ubiquiti hacked, users should change passwords

[German]A note to users, the products of the US manufacturer Ubiquiti Networks. The latter has fallen victim to a cyberattack, although the scope is still unclear. Over the weekend, their cloud offering was briefly disrupted and Ubiquiti enforces a cloud account to manage local device accounts. Customers are advised to change their product passwords as a precaution.

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Kaspersky: SolarWinds Sunburst backdoor resembles Russian ATP malware

[German]A code analysis of the SolarWinds Sunburst backdoor by security researchers from Kaspersky fuels the suspicion that the originators are to be found in Russia. The code resembles malware attributed to Russian ATP groups in some parts.

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Windows 10 20H2: lsass error 0xc0000374 has been fixed on Jan 7, 2021

[German]In Windows 10 20H2, some users had the problem that the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service file (lsass.exe) crashes in certain constellations. Microsoft had set an upgrade stop, but was able to eliminate the lsass crash error 0xc0000374, which has plagued users of Windows 10 20H2 since October 2020, now on January 7, 2021.

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5G: Where are the fastest next-gen networks?

[German]The current 5th Generation of mobile device networking is unfolding faster than ever, promising download, upload, and latency speeds 10 to 100 times faster than the current 4G network. The Coronavirus pandemic didn’t impact the 5G networks’ rapid deployment throughout the United States and several countries in Europe. Meanwhile, many countries in other regions are announcing “trial” rollouts of 5G or investment plans for such networks. Were are the fastest next-gen 5G networks?

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