Tag Archives: Driver

Windows 3rd party printer driver: Microsoft switches to Mopria support; new legacy drivers won't be shipped via Windows Update(from 2025)

[German]Brief information for people who use Windows and were used to the fact that printer drivers from the manufacturers were also updated by Microsoft via Windows Update. In the future, Microsoft will increasingly rely on the Mopria standard for printers/scanners. … Continue reading

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Windows: Malware still loadable in kernel drivers (RedDriver attack)

[German]Microsoft's measures to prevent the loading of malicious kernel drivers don't seem to be working at all. I've had the issue on my radar for weeks, because the driver block list doesn't really seem to work. Now security researchers at … 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 ...

Intel driver stalls with error code 8 during installation

[English]Brief note for users who want to use the Intel graphics driver under Windows and suddenly get an error code 8 displayed during installation. The problem is known – the GPU is not supported (support for Skylake 6th generation … Continue reading

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Does AMD's Windows WHQL driver bricks RDNA 2 RX 6000 GPUs?

[German]Can a driver update bricks AMD graphics cards (AMD 6800/6900 GPUs) from AMD? There are hints from users that exactly this might have happened after a driver update – whereby we are talking about WHQL Windows drivers certified by Microsoft. … Continue reading

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Microsoft certificates misused to sign malware (Dec. 2022)

[German]Security researchers have come across cases where cybercriminals have managed to sign malware-infected Windows drivers using valid digital certificates from Microsoft. This allows the malware to trick the check for a digital signature under Windows. Several threat actors seem to … Continue reading

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Bug in Adaptec ASR-72405 driver for Windows 11/Server 2022

[German]Users of Windows 11 (22H2) as well as Windows Server 2022 should pay attention if they run a RAID system and use the Adaptec ASR-71605 RAID controller for it. A blog reader pointed out to me a nasty bug in … Continue reading

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AMD Windows 10 graphics drivers with vulnerabilities (Nov. 2021)

[German]Users with AMD graphics cards and Windows 10 should look into the issue of updating AMD graphics drivers. The manufacturer has admitted that its Windows 10 graphics drivers have numerous vulnerabilities. Some vulnerabilities (e.g. in the graphics driver) are classified … Continue reading

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Windows 10: Administrator privileges obtained via Razer mouse via LPE vulnerability

[German]Connecting a Razer mouse is enough to gain administrative privileges as a standard user. The background is that the driver installation is executed with SYSTEM rights and the user can then open an administrative prompt. He already has administrative access … Continue reading

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Windows 7/Server 2008 R2: No more driver updates via Windows Update

[German]Systems running Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 will no longer receive driver updates via Windows Update as of June 17, 2021. Microsoft has just announced this in a Techcommunity post. The reason is an expired SHA-1 certificate. … Continue reading

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Windows 7/8.1: Nvidia ends graphics driver support in October 2021

[German]Graphics card manufacturer Nvidia has announced the end of Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 support with graphics card drivers on June 11, 2021. Starting October 4, 2021, Game Ready Driver upgrades, including performance improvements, new features, and bug fixes, will … Continue reading

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