Tag Archives: Security

Cloud expansion jeopardized by lack of security know-how?

[German]An exciting story: everything is (at least it feels like it is) moving into the cloud. But the German companies that are already in the cloud are facing serious security problems. Security provider Tenable has taken a closer look and … Continue reading

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Outlook to Exchange auto-discovery and the duplicate .com.com domain

[German]I'm posting a curious reader observation here in the blog. It's about the auto-discovery of e-mail recipients in Outlook via the auto-discovery service in Microsoft Exchange. One reader noticed a crude problem in this context. Someone seems to have registered … 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 ...

Microsoft Office Updates (July 9, 2024)

[German]On July 9, 2024 (second Tuesday of the month, Microsoft Patchday), Microsoft released several security-related updates for Microsoft Office 2016, as well as the C2R variants (Office 2016-2021 and 365) and other products. Below you will find an overview of … Continue reading

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Blast RADIUS attack enables RADIUS authentication to be bypassed

[German]A vulnerability (CVE-2024-3596) discovered by security researchers makes it possible to log into a network using the RADIUS network authentication protocol without further authentication. The vulnerability, called Blast-RADIUS, could jeopardize network security in companies because RADIUS network authentication can be … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2012 / R2 und Windows 7 (July 9, 2024)

[German]Various security updates for Windows Server 2012/R2 (1st ESU year) were published on July 9, 2024. Support for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 expired in January 2024. However, updates for Windows Embedded Standard 7 can be downloaded … Continue reading

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Patchday: Windows 11/Server 2022-Updates (July 9, 2024)

[German]On July 9, 2024 (second Tuesday of the month, patch day at Microsoft), Microsoft also released cumulative updates for Windows 11 23H2 to 21H2. Windows Server 2022 and Windows Server 23H2 also received updates. Here are some details about these … Continue reading

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Patchday: Windows 10/Server Updates (July 9, 2024)

[German]On July 9, 2024 (second Tuesday of the month, patch day at Microsoft), various cumulative updates were released for the supported Windows 10 builds (from the RTM version to the current version) as well as for the Windows Server counterparts. … Continue reading

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Microsoft Security Update Summary (July 9, 2024)

[German]On July 9, 2024, Microsoft released security updates for Windows clients and servers, for Office – as well as for other products. The security updates eliminate 138 vulnerabilities (CVEs), including five critical vulnerabilities (two are already being exploited). Below is … Continue reading

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Midnight Blizzard hack: Microsoft sends notification to customers by email that ends up in SPAM folders

[German]After Microsoft's e-mail system (Exchange Online, Outlook.com) was compromised by Russian hackers from the state sponsored group Midnight Blizzard Hackers, Microsoft recently had to admit that e-mails to customers were also affected. In an attempt to inform customers, Microsoft made … Continue reading

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OpenAI 2023 hacked – not went public till know

[German]The chatGPT provider OpenAI was the victim of a cyberattack in 2023, in which the attackers were able to access and read the internal chats between researchers and other employees of the company. However, the source code behind the OpenAI … Continue reading

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