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Microsoft's new Store app installer with telemetry wrapper as a security trap

[German]I just reported how the Store team has started repackaging Store apps. An executable .NET wrapper is slapped around the store apps, which smuggles telemetry and other code into the app. This is intended to simplify the installation of store … Continue reading

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Microsoft packs Store apps with telemetry wrapper

[German]The move from Microsoft, which has just been uncovered and is causing anger among developers. Their Store team has started to secretly repackage Store apps. The apps are provided with an executable .NET wrapper that adds telemetry and other code … 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 ...

Microsoft 365 connection issues: Outlook shows red exclamation mark

[German]This week an administrator contacted me, reporting sudden connection issues with Microsoft 365 and Outlook apps. After I've published a German blog post about that observation, other German users confirmed these connection issues. Advertising

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New Outlook client: Extended test in January 2024 for enterprises

[German]Microsoft plans to expand the test of the new Outlook app in the corporate environment in January 2024. The option to switch will be offered in the "semi-annual channel" of Microsoft Office 365. Administrators who do not wish to switch … Continue reading

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Attention: Do not install the buggy WhatsApp update for iOS

[English]Brief information for WhatsApp users among our readers who use the app on iOS. On Saturday, December 9, 2023, there was an update to version However, this app version is blatantly buggy and shatters the WhatsApp functions – a … Continue reading

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Windows 10/11: "HP Smart" printer app is installed without permission

[German]Since the end of November 2023, users have been reporting that an "HP Smart" printer app has suddenly been installed on their Windows 10 and Windows 11 systems. This also applies to systems to which no HP printer has been … Continue reading

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New Outlook: Microsoft will definitely not support COM add-ins

[German]Hope dies last, but now it's finally dead. Microsoft has just clarified in a blog post that the new Outlook app, which will eventually replace the classic Outlook, will not support COM. I touched on this topic here on the … Continue reading

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Windows 10 update KB5030211 ships backup app to LTSC versions and frustrates LTSC users

[German]Microsoft has clearly lost track with the needs of its commercial users. The latest example is the backup app that Redmond flushed onto Windows 10 users' systems via a security update in September 2023. Not really usable and impossible to … Continue reading

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Bypass malware detection in Google Play Store with Dynamic Code Loading

[German]If anyone is wondering why malware is repeatedly found in Android apps that are quite officially available in the Google Play Store, there is an explanation. Google's security team has now confirmed that attackers are using dynamic code loading to … Continue reading

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Two file manager apps in Google Play Store transfer data to China

[German]Unpleasant story that once again shows that apps should be viewed with great caution and used with restraint. Security researchers have discovered two apps in the Google Play Store that contain spyware that sends data directly to China. Apps like … Continue reading

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