Tag Archives: Microsoft

Is the Microsoft 365 email quarantine broken?

[German]A quick question for Microsoft 365 administrators with Exchange Online tenants. A reader is struggling with the problem that mails are sorted into quarantine at his customers and asks whether this function is broken (presumably already since January 5, 2024). … Continue reading

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Microsoft hacked by Russian Midnight Blizzard; emails exfiltrated since Nov. 2023

[German]Microsoft has been successfully hacked by the Russian state hacker group Midnight Blizzard, also known as Nobelium. This was noticed on January 12, 2024, but the hackers were probably in the systems for months and were able to view and … 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 ...

Data leak: Microsoft AI researchers lose 38 TBytes of internal data via GitHub/Azure cloud storage

[German]Next data leak and security incident at Microsoft: Security researchers at Wiz have stumbled upon 38 terabytes of private internal data stored on an Azure Cloud Store instance via a public Microsoft AI GitHub repository. Access was enabled by a … Continue reading

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Microsoft as a Security Risk? U.S. senator calls for Microsoft to be held accountable over Azure cloud hack- Part 1

[German]Is Microsoft and its handling of vulnerabilities in its products now the "top cyber risk"? The hack of Microsoft Azure services by the suspected Chinese group Storm-0558, made possible by a stolen private MSA key, seems to have been the … Continue reading

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Microsoft has published the TokenTheft playbook

[German]Small note to administrators who are responsible for or manage services and applications in the (Microsoft) cloud. The theft of tokens can enable attackers to access the corresponding services. As a result of a corresponding incident, Microsoft has therefore published … Continue reading

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Microsoft 365 Apps are getting a unified cloud.microsoft domain

[German]Brief information for administrators of Microsoft solutions in companies. Microsoft wants to standardize the domain names previously used to access cloud functions, such as outlook.com, live.com, microsoft365.com, office.com, onenote.com, etc., in the future and make them accessible via sub-domains under … Continue reading

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Microsoft receives the German Big Brother Award 2023 for its "life's work"

[German]Microsoft received the German Big Brother Award 2023 for its "life's work" yesterday, April 28, 2023, because it uses its market power to force people, companies and public authorities to constantly transmit data during their digital activities, thereby making themselves … Continue reading

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An exchanged computer locks users out of Microsoft OneDrive account and prevented to register MS Office..

[German]It's a rather crude case that German blog reader Thomas has just put "on the table" for me. There was a need to change the computer running Windows – I don't know the details. Following this action, the user found … Continue reading

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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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