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Critical vulnerability CVE-2021-44738 in Lexmark printers (Jan. 2022)

[German]A critical vulnerability CVE-2021-44738 has been found in the PostScript interpreter of various Lexmark printers. The manufacturer warns about this vulnerability, which allows remote code execution, in a security advisory and provides a firmware update to close the vulnerability. Here … Continue reading

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Bitdefender Security forecasts for 2022

[German]The year 2021 has already hit some administrators with security incidents. The log4j issue may not be off the table yet, and 2022 started with violent tremors for administrators (key words are the year 2022 bug in Exchange, as well … Continue reading

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Vulnerabilities in McAfee Agent allows privilege escalation and code execution as Windows SYSTEM

[German]McAfee Agent for Windows is vulnerable to privilege escalation due to a serious vulnerability, allowing program code to execute with Windows SYSTEM privileges. The vendor has since corrected the CVE-2022-0166 vulnerability, which was introduced into products such as McAfee Endpoint … Continue reading

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Microsoft disables Excel 4.0 macro support by default

[German]Good news in terms of security and Office, because Microsoft finally plugs a gateway for malware by disabling the default support for Excel 4.0 macros. This mitigates an announced and long overdue vulnerability. Advertising

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WordPress: Backdoors in AccessPress Themes and Plugins

[German]WordPress users beware, there are again massive vulnerabilities in WordPress plugins and themes due to a supply chain attack on the provider AccessPress. In dozens of plugins and themes of this provider hackers have built backdoors to hack the sites … Continue reading

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Windows January 2022 security updates for cURL vulnerability CVE-2021-22947 – a tough task for security reporters

[German]As of January 11, 2022, Microsoft has closed the CVE-2021-22947 vulnerability in Windows 10, Windows 11 and their server counterparts with various security updates. The CVE-2021-22947 vulnerability affects the Curl library and was reported by German security researcher Stefan Kanthak … Continue reading

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Cyberattack on Red Cross, data of 515,000 vulnerable people compromised

[German]This week, a sophisticated cyberattack on servers storing information belonging to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was discovered week. The attack compromised personal data and confidential information on more than 515,000 vulnerable people. The data came from … Continue reading

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Operation Falcon II: Interpol and Nigerian police arrest 11 cybercriminals

[German]Interpol and the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) have arrested eleven Nigerian business email compromise (BEC) actors in a joint operation. Many of the suspects are said to be members of "SilverTerrier." This is a network known for Business Email Compromise … Continue reading

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Europol took down VPNLab.net, which has been used by Cybercriminals

[German]In a coordinated action, Europol has seized and shut down servers through which cybercriminals provided and used VPN services. The VPN services were used, for example, in ransomware infections. The disruption of the infrastructure is intended to deprive cybercriminals of … Continue reading

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Microsoft Microsoft Januar 2022 Patchday Revisions (2022/01/14)

[German]As of January 11, 2022, Microsoft has released a number of security updates for Windows and Office that are supposed to eliminate vulnerabilities. However, some of these updates caused problems, disrupting functions in Windows. On January 14, 2022, Microsoft released … Continue reading

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