Tag Archives: Security

Detect insecure LDAP bindings before March 2020

[German]A short tip for Windows administrators. Until March 2020 you have to make sure that access to domain controllers is only possible via secure LDAP bindings. Four commands can help identify shaky systems. Advertising

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Reading stuff: Insights to facial recognition

[German]Facial recognition technologies are currently under discussion. As a Sunday reading tip I have a background article with some insights on face recognition technology. Advertising

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Issues with Trend Micro WFBS 10.0 SP1: Patch Build 2185?

[German]A brief question to users of Trend Micro WFBS 10.0 SP1: Patch Build 2185: Have you experienced issues updating definition (pattern) files since the patch was installed? Advertising

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Visual Studio Live Share Spoofing Vulnerability

[German]Microsoft just released a security advisory informing about a Visual Studio Live Share Spoofing Vulnerability. CVE-2019-1486has undergone a major revision increment. Advertising

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Cyber attacks on Citrix: City of Brandenburg and community Stahnsdorf offline

[German]Both the German city of Brandenburg an der Havel and the municipality of Stahnsdorf in the district of Potsdam-Mittelmark (Germany) have gone offline and turned off their IT systems a cyber attack and are working in emergency mode. Here too, … Continue reading

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Edge and its poor installer security

[German]Microsoft offers the new Chromium-based Edge Browser since a few days now. However, the security of the provided Windows installer is quite poor. Advertising

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Ransomware: Are Potsdam and Gedia Shitrix victims?

[German]Well, I haven’t found a ‘smoking gun’, but it turns out that the cyber attacks of the city of Potsdam (Germany) and German automotive supplier Gedia were possible via the Shitrix vulnerability in the Citrix ADC (Netscaler). Advertising

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City of Potsdam (Germany) offline – IT Servers shutdown

[German]The city of Potsdam, located near Berlin/Germany, has shut down its servers. E-mails no longer reach the staff, ID cards can no longer be applied for, etc. The administration is virtually at hold. Addendum: Added information about Citrix ADC vulnerability. … Continue reading

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Citrix vulnerability: New updates and scanners for testing

[German]Citrix developers have now released further firmware updates to close the vulnerabilities reported before Christmas 2019. There is also a scanner to detect Citrix systems compromised via the CVE-2019-19781 vulnerability. And there is a critical vulnerability in Cisco Firepower. Advertising

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German Automotive Supplier Gedia Ransomware Victim

[German]The automotive supplier Gedia has been infected with ransomware. As a result, the IT systems were shut down because the blackmailing Trojan also encrypted data. Advertising

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