Tag Archives: Linux

Issues restoring backups due to VDM with Intel Core i5 11th generation CPUs

[German]Unusual experience reported to me by a blog reader. He suddenly found himself facing the problem of not being able to write back a backup he had made on his Acer Swift 3 with an 11th generation Intel Core i5. … Continue reading

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StackOverflow survey: Developers often use Linux systems

[German]The platform StackOverflow conducts an annual survey among its user base to find out where the focus of its members lies. The results are quite exciting in terms of the programming languages used, the cloud provider, the frameworks used or … 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 ...

Linux Mint 21.1

[German]Brief addendum from last week: On December 21, 2022, the team released the official upgrade of Linux Mint 21 to version 21.1. Blog reader Wolle had already informed me by mail that the version was available for the Cinnamon, MATE … Continue reading

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Multiple vulnerabilities [CVE-2022-38023, CVE-2022-37966, CVE-2022-37967, CVE-2022-45141] in Samba

[German]There are serious vulnerabilities in older versions of the Samba software, which provides access from Linux to Windows file and print services. The developers have issued a security advisory as of December 15, 2022, and released corrected versions of Samba … Continue reading

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VMware ESXi: Retbleed fixes cause 70% performance loss in Linux VMs running kernel 5.19

In performance regression testing, VMware testers found a severe performance drop for Linux guests when running kernel 5.19 in a VMware ESXi virtual machine with the Retbleed fixes installed. The degradation was up to 70% for computing, up to 30% … Continue reading

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Rumor: Microsoft supports "Windows Mode" in Linux

[German]This is a cool thing that Microsoft and the Linux developer community around Linus Torvalds are planning for the future. Up to now, Microsoft's developers have been tinkering with a Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) in Windows, so that the … Continue reading

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motionEyeOS: People who want to continue the project wanted

[German]motionEyeOS is a Linux distribution that turns your single-board computer into a video surveillance system. However, the developer of motionEyeOS can no longer actively work on this project for personal reasons, as he writes. If anyone is interested in taking … Continue reading

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Dirty Pipe Linux vulnerability allows root access

[German]A vulnerability CVE-2022-0847, known as Dirty Pipe, exists in almost all Linux distributions and allows unprivileged users to gain root privileges in Linux kernel 5.8 and above. Linux distributions, IoT devices (and possibly Android systems, if they already use kernel … Continue reading

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Linux: Microsoft recommendation on enforcement mode against Active Directory takeover may cause issues

[German]Microsoft recommends installing the November 2021 security updates on Windows servers that operate as DCs as protection against a domain takeover caused by the vulnerabilities CVE-2021-42287 and CVE-2021-42278. And Micrsooft also recommends enabling so-called enforcement mode to protect against the … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 21.04: Support ends January 20, 2022

Small hint for people who are still using Ubuntu 21.04. This was released on April 22, 2021, as you can read here. According to this page, support expires in January 2022 – 9too4linux.com has it a bit more precise in … Continue reading

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