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Microsoft patches CVE-2024-21325 in Printer Metadata Troubleshooter Tool (KB5034510)

[German]In December 2023, Microsoft released the Printer Metadata Troubleshooter Tool (KB5034510) to fix the HP Smart App issue. Shortly afterwards, following a tip from Stefan Kanthak, I reported on security problems with this tool here in the blog. Microsoft has … Continue reading

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Fails at Microsofts Printer Metadata Troubleshooter Tool (KB5034510; HP Smart app fixer)

[German]Unfortunately, I have to bring up another topic that focuses on Microsoft's "competence" in terms of writing secure software. It's about Microsoft's Printer Metadata Troubleshooter Tool, which is provided under KB5034510. It is intended to resolve issues with printer icons … 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 ...

PEStudio: Program analysis for Windows

A little tip for analyzing Windows programs for malware or their components. There is a product called PEStudio by Marc Ochsenmeier that can be used to quickly analyze a Windows program and check its components for malware via VirusTotal. Advertising

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Group Policy Analytics tool now generally available

[German]Tip for administrators of Windows systems who work with Group Policies or want to switch from GPOs to Microsoft Intune and take over the GPO settings. Microsoft has just announced the general availability of its "Group Policy Analytics tool". Group … Continue reading

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Microsoft accidentally releases Windows 11 "staging tool" to unlock features

[German]Microsoft mistakenly released the so-called "staging tool" that is used internally to unlock features in Windows 11. The tool was of course immediately withdrawn, but the leak was noticed and a copy of the staging tool is now circulating. Now … Continue reading

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Is Microsoft retiring Windows MSDT in 2025?

[German]It looks like the developers at Microsoft are planning to phase out the Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool (MSDT) for Windows 11. At least, Rafael Rivera noticed a corresponding note in the current Windows 11 Insider Preview. The Microsoft page in … Continue reading

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Exchange Reporter 3.12 available

[German]Brief note for Exchange administrators. Probably administrators of Microsoft Exchange (on-premises) installations know the Exchange Reporter by Frank Zöchling. The tool generates statistics for a Microsoft Exchange Server and outputs them as a report. Frank Zöchling released Exchange Reporter version … Continue reading

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IIS Crypto 3.3 released

[German]Nartac Softwarehas released version 3.3 of its small tool IIS Crypto on October 31, 2022. New additions include support for TLS 1.3 on Windows Server, but also support for new cipher suites. Advertising

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LockSmith: Search for AD Certificate Services misconfigurations via PowerShell script

[German]Small tip for administrators of an Active Directory environment on Windows Server. There is a small PowerShell script to identify and fix common misconfigurations in Active Directory Certificate Services. I became aware of the tool via this tweet. he tool … Continue reading

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Microsoft no longer signs Windows drivers for Process Hacker

[German]Brief  information, which is already here with me since August 2021, but which I have not yet addressed in the blog. David Xanatos has pointed out to me that Microsoft is refusing to sign drivers for the new Process Hacker … Continue reading

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