Tag Archives: App

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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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 ...

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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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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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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