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Microsoft Security Update Summary (January 11, 2022)

[German]On January 11, 2022, Microsoft released security updates for Windows clients and servers, for Office, etc. – as well as for other products – were released. Below is a compact overview of these updates that were released on Patchday. Advertising

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Developer sabotages open source modules colors.js and faker.js in NPM, affecting thousands of projects

[German]There's a bigger issue looming in open source. Thousands of projects that have included the open source modules colors.js and faker.js via the npm package manager have now run into a serious problem. The developer of the two modules became … Continue reading

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VeraCrypt 1.25.7 (for Windows 7, 8.x, 10)

[German]In December 2021, the developers of the encryption software VeraCrypt had released version 1.25.4, which was indeed upgraded for MacOSX on Apple's Silicon M1 processors. But for Windows only systems from Windows 10 were supported. This has been corrected with … Continue reading

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Honda and Acura also had a Year 2K22 bug

[German]I've reported already about the Year 2K22 bug, which disturbed Microsoft Exchange or the Sonicwall E-Mail Security Application on 1/1/2022. But also owners of a Honda or an Acura are annoyed by this bug, because the time of the navigation … Continue reading

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SonicWall: 2Y22 bug affects email security products

[German]In early January 2022, Microsoft Exchange gave administrators a scare because of a Year 2022 bug. But SonicWall also has a Year 2022 problem with its email security appliance, as I mentioned here on the blog. On Jan. 1, 2022, … Continue reading

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SonicWall E-Mail Security Appliance has also a Year 2022 Bug

[German]A quick information/question for the administrators who have a SonicWall email security appliance in use. Do you have error messages in the log files since 1/1/2022 that indicate a date error? I guess the firmware has the same problem as … Continue reading

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Visual Basic 6 Support für Windows, the next decade

[German]Brief information for the lovers of VB6 (Visual Basic 6). It looks like Microsoft will continue support for VB6 in Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022. This was announced by Microsoft in November 2021 – a blog reader recently asked … Continue reading

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Fail: Toyota enables remote start of its connected cars only with monthly subscription

[German]A brief information from the world of networked cars, which is constantly being praised by manufactures. The car manufacturers are seeing the whole thing as an goldmine. Japanese manufacturer Toyota (Slogan: Nothing is impossible) is forging ahead. After some time, … Continue reading

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log4j FAQ and Repository

[German]Since the weekend a vulnerability CVE-2021-44228 contained in the JAVA library log4j keeps the IT scene in suspense. The log4j library is extremely widespread and is used in many products. In addition, the vulnerability is extremely easy to exploit remotely … Continue reading

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VMware products threatened by log4j vulnerability CVE-2021-44228

[German]The critical vulnerability CVE-2021-44228 in the JAVA library log4j, which became known a few days ago, threatens millions of software products. For many server products, users can do little. However, I would like to recommend a closer look to administrators … Continue reading

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