Tag Archives: Security

Windows 10: Prices for Extended Security Updates announced

[English]Microsoft has already announced that there will be an ESU program (Extended Security Updates Program) for Windows 10, which will no longer be supported on 14 October 2025. Even private users will be able to purchase extended security updates for … Continue reading

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Breaking news: Microsoft abandons ChatGPT in EU after AI recommendation

[German]Microsoft's plans to roll out its AI solution Copilot worldwide with its products do not seem to be working out very well at the end of the day. Following extreme headwinds  in US congress and in the EU, I understand … 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 ...

US Congress bans the use of Microsoft AI solution Copilot

[German]Microsoft is sticking to its plans to roll out Copilot to users in all kinds of products, from Windows to Office. However, the US House of Representatives has issued a strict ban on the use of Microsoft Copilot by its … Continue reading

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Linux: Backdoor in upstream xz/liblzma; compromise of SSH servers

[German]As of Friday, March 29, 2024, Red Hat has published a warning. The latest versions of the "xz" tools and libraries contain malicious code, a backdoor, which is apparently intended to allow unauthorized access. Affected by the backdoor (vulnerability CVE-2024-3094) … Continue reading

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Microsoft Edge Bug CVE-2024-21388 allowed to install arbitrary extensions

[German]A now-patched vulnerability in the Microsoft Edge web browser could have been abused to install arbitrary extensions on users' systems and carry out malicious actions. This was revealed by a security researcher to The Hacker News. Advertising

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Apple users target of "MFA bombing" attacks (2024)

[German]Users of Apple devices (iPhone, Apple Watch, Macs) are probably being targeted by a wave of attacks known as "MFA bombing". The aim of the attackers is to take over the victims' Apple accounts through a wave of password reset … Continue reading

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Google Chrome 123.0.6312.86/.87

[German]Google has released an update of the Google Chrome browser (branch 123) in the stable channel on March 26, 2024, which closes seven vulnerabilities (some of them critical). The Extended Stable Channel and the app for Android have also received … Continue reading

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Stop: Disable the scanning of documents by Adobe AI solutions!

[German]Adobe has begun to introduce its own AI solutions in its products. There is a risk that Adobe products will begin to scan all documents in companies in order to obtain data for feeding the AI solutions. Administrators should therefore … Continue reading

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Unsaflok: Millions of hotel doors can be opened with fake key cards

[German]Electronic locks from Saflock are used in many hotels and even in apartments. The doors secured in this way can be unlocked using RFID cards. Great thing? Unfortunately, security vulnerabilities mean that these electronic RFID locks can be picked using … Continue reading

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Google Chrome real-time URL protection (Safe Browsing) against phishing & malicious sites

[German]Google is equipping its Chrome browser with enhanced protection within its "Safe Browsing" feature. This is intended to protect the user in real time from accessing malicious URLs and websites because the browser displays a clear warning. At the same … Continue reading

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