Tag Archives: Warning

Microsoft PKI vulnerability – a warning without details …

A little info that recently came to my attention. Microsoft seems to have informed some people that they have found a configuration problem in the Microsoft Cloud Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). This would affect the configuration in the organization of … Continue reading

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HP firmware update for ink/laser printers blocks third-party cartridges (Nov. 2020)

[German]A warning for owners of an HP printer. The company Hewlett Packard (HP) is once again distributing printer firmware that prevents the use of third-party cartridges for both HP inkjet and HP laser printers. Here are a few information what … 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 ...

DLL hijacking vulnerabilities in Nirsoft tools

[German]The Nirsoft tools are probably known to many Windows users. What is less known: The tools come along with nasty DLL hijacking vulnerabilities and should rather be avoided. Advertising

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Windows 10: ‘The app … isn't a a verified app from the Store’

[German]German blog-reader Martin Feuerstein has pointed out a curious issue with app installing in Windows. When trying to install an app in Windows 10, he got the error message 'The app you're trying to install isn't a verified app from … Continue reading

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Take care: HP Instant Ink

[German]Be careful when booking the HP Instant Ink subscription. If you cancel the subscription, you will not be able to print in the end and may look stupid. Here is the new swan from this clothes box.  Advertising

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HPE warns of SSD storage systems failure coming soon

[German]A counter in the firmware of certain HPE SSD storage systems may overflow in the coming days, causing data loss and system failure. The manufacturer HPE warns against this scenario and asks device administrators to update the firmware. Advertising

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Surface Pro 4: Don’t install July 26, 2018 firmware update

[German]Owners of a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 received a firmware update on July 26, 2018. If possible, don't install this firmware update, due to (minor) issues with this. Advertising

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Warning about a Fake Movie Maker

[German]Fraudsters offer a fake version of Microsoft Windows Movie Maker for download. The link has made it to the first (or second) place, depending on the search term, in the search results thanks to optimizations of the crooks. Advertising

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German eco warns: Smart Home systems are not safe

[German]The Internet of Things (IoT) enables you to set up a smart home in which you can remotely control your door locks, lights, thermostats, and many other things via Internet, using your smartphone and an app. But is this environment … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s warning about Oct update KB3192392

Microsoft warns about October 2016 rollup update KB3192392 issued for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. The rollup package contains a bug that crashes System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) 2012 R2. Advertising

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