Tag Archives: Cloud

Microsoft services (Outlook, OneDrive, Teams etc. has been down (Jan. 25, 2023)

[German]Short remark for the morning (here in Europe) of January 25, 2023: As it looks right now (09:00 UTC), Microsoft is experiencing a major disruption to its online services such as Outlook, OneDrive, Teams, LinkedIn, etc., which have been unavailable … Continue reading

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Attention: Central Adobe CA certificate expires on January 7, 2023 – no new certificate for perpetual licensing customers!

[German]Brief note for users or administrators of Adobe perpetual licensing software. A German blog reader alerted me about the expiration of a CA certificate on Adobe AEM servers or Adobe LiveCycle ES servers. As of January 7, 2023, any Adobe … 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 ...

Problem: Trading Partner as Global Administrator for Tenant in Microsoft 365 Portal

[German]I'm picking up on a topic that was brought to my attention by a blog reader. It's been on my mind for a while, but I can't check anything due to a lack of accounts. It is about the management … Continue reading

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Boxcryptor: Free accounts will be deactivated on January 31, 2023

[German]The German encryption service Boxcryptor is being over taken by Dropbox. New customers are already no longer accepted – subscriptions expire and the service has done itself in as an "encryptor" for cloud uploads. A German blog reader informed me, … Continue reading

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Cornerstone Payment Systems security incident involving 9 million credit card transaction records

[German]Anyone who is connected to the Internet leaves traces, especially when they make payments by credit card. Security researchers have now discovered an unsecured database that was freely accessible via the Internet. This database contained 9 million credit card transaction … Continue reading

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Free Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace banned from France's schools

[German]The French Ministry of Education has banned the use of free office solutions with US cloud connections such as Microsoft 365 or Google Workspace in French schools. The reason given for this is data protection concerns, as the offerings in … Continue reading

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Microsoft 365 App: Connection issues (since Aug. 17, 2022) due to Tenable security tool?

[German]Since August 17, 2022, Microsoft Cloud users have been suffering from issues when using Microsoft 365 Apps. Users are unable to log in and receive errors. I had already reported in the German blog post Microsoft Cloud-Störungen 17. – 23. … Continue reading

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Microsoft changes cloud licensing in the EU on Oct. 1, 2022

[German]On October 1, 2022, Microsoft will change its licensing terms for its cloud offerings in Europe. These changes are intended to make it easier for cloud service providers to compete with Microsoft. This is probably a reaction to complaints about … Continue reading

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Google: Upgrade to OAuth 2.0 required to use Calendar Interop after Oct. 1, 2022

Google advises users that an upgrade to OAuth 2.0 is required in order to continue using Google Workspace Calendar (Calendar Interop) with Microsoft Exchange Online from October 1, 2022. The background is that Microsoft is removing Basic Authentication from Exchange … Continue reading

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Google account blocked and police action because of toddler photos for the doctor

[German]I have frequently reported here on the sudden blocking of online accounts with American cloud providers (Apple, Google, and especially Microsoft). Just now, a case is boiling up in the USA, where Google blocked an account because of uploaded "nude … Continue reading

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