Tag Archives: Security

Thunderbird 52.8.0 released

[German]Mozilla’s developers have released version 52.8.0 of the email client Thunderbird. This is a maintenance update which closes various (sometimes critical) vulnerabilities.

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Microsoft Security Update Releases – May 15, 2018

Microsoft has revised some Security Update Releases on May 15, 2018. Here is a short list, what has been changed. Addendum: Update revision from May 18, 2018 added.

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0day patch for CVE-2018-8174 available

[German]0patch has released a 0day patch to fix a critical vulnerability (CVE-2018-8174) in Windows VBScript Engine. This will be helpful for users who are not able to install May 2018 security updates due to issues.

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Adobe Reader DC security update

[German]Firma Adobe has published on May 11, 2018 an Advanced Security Bulletin, mentions a vulnerability in Adobe Reader DC. A security update has been released on May 14, 2018.

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Vulnerability in PGP and S/MIME

[German]Security researcher found a critical vulnerability in encryption used by PGP and S/MIME during encrypting e-mails. This results that encrypted messages may contain data in plain text and also old encrypted messages can be decrypted afterwards.

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100.000+ systems infected by Chrome extensions

[German]Once again it’s the old story: Users drag extensions for Google’s Chrome browser onto their system – and thus infect the devices with malware. More than 100,000 computers are said to have been infected by malicious chrome extensions.

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Patchday Microsoft Office Updates (May 8, 2018)

[German]On May 8, 2018 (second Tuesday of the month, patchday at Microsoft) Microsoft released various security-relevant updates for Microsoft Office 2010, Office 2013 and Office 2016.

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Microsoft Security Update Summary for May 8, 2018

[German]Microsoft has released a series of security updates for various Microsoft products (Windows, Adobe Flash, Microsoft Office and .NET Framework) on May 8, 2018 (patchday). Here is a short overview.

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Adobe Flash Player Update to Version 29.0.0.171

[German]May 8, 2018 is patchday and Adobe has released a security update for its Flash player. This update updates the Flash Player to version 29.0.0.171.

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7-ZIP Version 18.05 released

[German]Another information for users of the packing program 7-Zip. The developer of the software has updated the Windows version of the program available for various platforms to version 18.05 to close a security hole. Time for a closer look.

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