Tag Archives: App

Windows 11: "Defender trouble" due to updates KB5022845 and KB5022913 (app startup hangs)

[German]Quick note for blog readers who are running Windows 11 22H2. It looks like Microsoft has changed something internally with the February 2022 update KB5022845 and the Moments 2 update KB5022913, which is currently available as a preview. Users who … Continue reading

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Windows 10/11 Mail app can Exchange ActiveSync

[German]Small addendum that Thomas B. already pointed out to me in Sept. 2022. It is about the possibility to access Exchange mailboxes with ActiveSync by means of the app delivered in Windows 10 and Windows 11. Advertising

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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 ...

Google removes malicious 16 apps with more than 20 million downloads

[German]Google has once again had to remove 16 Android apps from a Google Play Store. The reason: The apps contain a "clicker malware" that is designed to commit advertising fraud. Apparently useful apps (flashlight, QR code, photos/camera) that had been … Continue reading

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Meta finds over 400 mobile apps stealing Facebook credentials in 2022

[German]Facebook parent company Meta said that it's security researcher has already identified more than 400 malicious mobile apps this year that are out to steal their users' Facebook credentials. The problem could affect 1 million Facebook users who have installed … Continue reading

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Windows 10/11: Microsoft installs Spotify app without user consent (Sept. 2022)

[German]Last week users running Windows 10 or Windows 11 went into trouble. Microsoft decided to install Spotify on many user systems, regardless of whether users wanted it or not. In addition, Spotify starts automatically when Windows is subsequently booted – … Continue reading

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SharkBot Trojan in the Play Store – "Antivirus apps" risk

[German]The SharkBot banking Trojan has reappeared in the Google Play Store, disguised as an antivirus and cleaner app. Security researchers from CyberNews write: Android users should think twice before downloading free apps to clean their phones and "protect" them from … Continue reading

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Android TikTok app: Microsoft finds 1-click vulnerability that allowed account takeover

[German]Microsoft has discovered a dangerous vulnerability in the TikTok app for Android that allowed user accounts to be compromised with a single click. In the meantime, this vulnerability in the TikTok app for Android has been closed. Advertising

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Google-free Threema Libre as Android app

A small note for users of the messenger Threema. The developers are very privacy-conscious and do not use any software libraries from Google or third-party providers in their app. In the meantime, the app is also available for FDroid. So … Continue reading

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Android app Outlook-Light released

[German]There had been speculation about a slimmed-down Outlook Light app for Android devices for some time. Now, Microsoft has officially introduced this app, which is intended for weak Android devices. Currently, however, this variant is not intended for Germany or … Continue reading

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Windows 10: Barco ClickShare breaks start menu, OneDrive, Outlook and Store apps

[German]Today another finding from the internet about Windows 10 (11) troubleshooting, where the error was caused by an app. Suddenly the Windows Start menu stopped working, OneDrive reported an error, and Outlook was also causing problems. At the end of … Continue reading

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