Tag Archives: Dell

Microsoft Defender falsely reports Trojans on Dell computers (March 2, 2022)

[German]It looks like Microsoft Defender under Windows is falsely reporting a Trojan. Affected are probably systems from Dell, where the DellSupportAssistRemediationService is criticized. This is delivered with Dell computers via their SupportAssist. After a blog reader informed me about the … Continue reading

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Dell BIOS update causes (boot) issues with notebooks and desktop systems (12.2021)

[German]Any of you with more recent Dell notebooks or desktop systems? Then you might want to be a little cautious with recent BIOS (UEFI) updates and read this post beforehand. There is evidence that a BIOS update from Dell can … 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 ...

UpdateUpdate for BIOS/UEFI vulnerabilities in Dell systems

[German]Dell systems have several vulnerabilities in BIOS/UEFI that could allow attackers to execute code on the systems. Dell has provided firmware updates for the BIOS/UEFI for various products, which users and administrators should install for security reasons. Here is a … Continue reading

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Windows driver with vulnerabilities (CVE-2021-21551) puts millions of Dell systems at risk

[German]Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in a driver that has been installed on millions of Dell consumer and enterprise Windows systems over the past 12 years. These vulnerabilities allow an attacker to perform privilege escalation. In other words, the vulnerability … Continue reading

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Dell: New BIOS is causing Bitlocker issues

[German]Just a brief note for owners of Dell devices using Bitlocker under Windows. Dell has released a BIOS update that can cause issues with Bitlocker encryption.  Advertising

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Windows 10 V1803 released for blocked Dell Alienware PCs

Microsoft has begun to ship its previously blocked Windows 10 April Update (V1803) to Dell Alienware PCs and Notebooks. The devices are automatically updated to the new Windows 10 build. Advertising

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Dell looses control over domain to a squatter, Malware delivered?

Bad fail for Dell. They forgot to renew an Internet domain used for data recovery. A squatter grabbed the domain and immediately started delivering malware. It took Dell a month to get the domain back in control. Advertising

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Is KB4038777 killing Windows 7 activation on Dell systems?

Maybe people who use Dell systems with Windows 7 Professional can say something about this. It seems that update KB4038777 destroys Windows 7 Professional activation on Dell systems. Advertising

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Vulnerabilities and Backdoors in Dell’s SonicWALL

Some bad news for users of Dell's SonicWALL security solution. Security researchers has identified six Vulnerabilities including a hidden 'Backdoor' in Dell's SonicWALL Global Management System (GMS), Version 8.1 (Build: 8110.1197). Advertising

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BIOS-Updates for Dell XPS 13 and XPS 15

Dell has released two BIOS updates for XPS 13 and XPS 15 that fixes a couple of bugs and enhance both systems. Here's what has been fixed. Advertising

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