Surface Book 2: Update KB4467682 causes blue screens …

[German]Owners of a Surface Book 2 seem to be plagued currently by blue screens. The cause seems to be the update KB4467682 from the end of November 2018 for Windows 10 V1803. Addendum: Microsoft has confirmed this bug.

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Does Microsoft kill Edge for a chromium based browser?

[German]According to the latest rumors, Microsoft works on a browser based on Google’s chromium engine. This means its Edge browser will be buried in the future.

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Windows 10 Version 1809: Update KB4469342 v4

[German]One more short message: Microsoft has released version 4 for the KB4469342 update for testing. The update is for Windows 10 version 1809, but is only available for insiders to test.

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Windows 10 V1809: Morphisec Protector blocks upgrade

[German]Microsoft has just announced that it will block the feature update to Windows 10 version 1809 (October 2018 update) if the Morphisec Protector or an application based on the Protector such as Cisco AMP for Endpoint is found on the machine.

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Trend Micro WFBS 10.0 Patch 1493

Windows UpdateTrend Micro released patch 14.93 for its Worry-Free Business Security (WFBS) version 10.0 on November 30, 2018. Here is some information about this update für Windows. Addendum: The update has been pulled – but the direct download links within this blog post still works.

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Surface Book 2 Firmware Update

I have just been informed via Facebook by Andreas E. (thanks for that) that there might be firmware updates for Surface Book 2. Can anyone confirm this with such a device?

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German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI): ‘Windows 10 is a Privacy Accident’

German Federal Office for Information Security (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik, BSI) certifies Microsoft in a new report – between the lines – that Windows 10 is a ‘data protection and privacy accident’. Telemetry can hardly be switched off for normal users. According to the current report, the BSI is investigating the security features of the new operating system further. This is critical, because German authorities are using Windows 10.

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CCleaner 5.50 released

[German]Just a brief information for CCleaner users, since I know that some of my blog readers are interested. Piriform has released end of November 2018 CCleaner 5.50, a free Windows cleaning and optimization tool. Continue reading

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Cyber attack from russion ‘Snake’ group on German und US government agency and military

[German]In November there seems to have been a new cyber attack campaign on German politicians, the Bundeswehr (German military) and German embassies. At the same time, new hacking attempts on US government agencies, think tanks, and businesses, the companies has become known. Russian hacker group Snake (aka Fancy Bear) are supposed to be the source of these attacks.

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Windows 10 V1803: Remote WMI causes error 0x80070005

[German]In Windows 10 version 1803 and above remote WMI is no longer possible. A bug causes an error 0x80070005 during remote WMI operations. Here is some information about this topic.

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