Tag Archives: Software

Citrix: License renewal currently not possible? VMware deprecates old web client

[German]Question for Citrix users: Has anyone tried to renew licenses in the last few days? I have received information that there are "currently" problems getting license renewals from Citrix. And another reader has informed me that VMware is discontinuing their … Continue reading

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VMware news: Multi-year subscriptions only? End-user products distribution under Omnissa

[German]Here are some news about VMware by Broadcom. I have just been told that VMware by Broadcom could "soon" only accept subscriptions with terms of 3 or 5 years – but this has probably not yet been finalized. And the … Continue reading

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How to find weak passwords in Active Directory and eliminate them with PowerShell

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Massive price hike in license costs: Is Citrix now also copying the "Broadcom business approach"?

[German]German blog reader has told me that there are substantial price hikes for license renewals of Citrix Virtual Desktop solutions or other Citrix products. The question is "does Citrix copies the Broadcom business approach". Advertising

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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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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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Deprecated: Test Base, special TLS authentication certificates, Visual Studio App Center

[English]Another brief information: Microsoft has announced the discontinuation of Visual Studio App Center this week. Furthermore, features such as Test Base (Azure) and TLS server authentication certificates with less than 2048 bits were classified as "deprecated" and discontinued for March … Continue reading

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Private equity firm KKR buys VMware end customer business for 4 billion dollars

[German]Another short news from the Broadcom VMware cosmos that reached me at the end of February 2024. According to an announcement, the private equity company KKR will take over the end customer business including the VMware product portfolio. The purchase … Continue reading

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Leap year problem 29 February: Citrix and Sophos on board

[German]It's a leap year, which happens roughly every four years. And there is something even more memorable: Sophos is struggling with the leap year 2024 because there are problems with SSL/TLS decryption in the SOPHOS Central Endpoint Agent. And at … Continue reading

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Microsoft Defender blocks Anydesk clients (since 28 February 2024)

[German]Brief information for everyone. I have just heard from blog readers that the clients of the remote maintenance provider AnyDesk will probably be blocked by Microsoft Defender under Windows from today (28 February 2024). The whole thing is related to … Continue reading

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TeamViewer password vulnerability CVE-2024-0819

[German]A short warning to readers who use the TeamViewer remote maintenance software still with a "personal password". The client for Windows should urgently be updated to version 15.51.5. The manufacturer has published a security notice stating that older software versions … Continue reading

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