Tag Archives: Windows

Windows Explorer issues since Adobe Sync deactivation; fixed in Feb. 2024

[German]A little information for Windows 10/11 users who also use Adobe's Creative Cloud. It seems that some of these users have "recently" started to suffer from problems with Windows Explorer. It reacts extremely slowly when changing folders and file selection … Continue reading

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Windows update error due to missing Edge browser

[German]Once again, I'm bringing up an issue, that I've already touched on in posts about patchday issues with failed Windows update installations. Errors can occur during Windows update installation if the Microsoft Edge browser is not installed on the system. … 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 ...

Microsoft Security Update Summary (February 13, 2024)

[German]On February 13, 2024, Microsoft released security updates for Windows clients and servers, for Office – and for other products. The security updates eliminate 73 vulnerabilities (CVEs), two of which are 0-day vulnerabilities that are already being exploited. Below is … Continue reading

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Windows 10/11: Desktop icons suddenly overlaid with a magnifying glass and a blue double arrow

[German]I'll pick up on an issue that has been bothering me recently. The desktop icons of my Windows 10 installation were suddenly all overlaid with the symbol of a magnifying glass. I had previously noticed desktop icons with a blue … Continue reading

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Important ESET product updates available (Feb. 8, 2024)

[German]Short information for administrators who use ESET Endpoint Antivirus/Security under Windows. The manufacturer has released an important product update for its Windows product line, which should be installed immediately. The update fixes a vulnerability that will not be disclosed in … Continue reading

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Bitlocker key determined via TPM within 42 seconds with Raspberry Pi Pico

[German]A news for Windows users, encrypting their disks with Bitlocker. A YouTuber demonstrates how a vulnerability in "external" TPM chips can be exploited to determine a Bitlocker key within seconds. All you need is a Bitlocker key sniffer in the … Continue reading

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Windows "EventLogCrasher" 0-day vulnerability crashes event logging; 0patch micro-patch available

[German]On January 23, 2024, a vulnerability became known that could cause event logging under Windows to crash. The vulnerability, known as EventLogCrasher, can also be exploited remotely in Windows clients and Windows servers and there is still no patch from … Continue reading

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Visual Studio Subscriptions (MSDN) Windows January 2024 Refresh media available

Microsoft has made new installation media for Windows 10, Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022 available in its Visual Studio Subscriptions portal (formerly MSDN). The January 2024 Refresh ISO installation media was released on January 18, 2024, but was created … Continue reading

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Microsoft is working on a fix for the installation error 0x80070643 (WinRE update KB5034441)

[German]Addendum from the January 2024 patchday, where numerous users run into install error 0x80070643 with update KB5034441. This update is intended to fix a vulnerability relating to Bitlocker encryption in the WinRE environment. There are workarounds, but they are too … Continue reading

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Microsoft's PowerShell script against installation error 0x80070643 for KB5034441 (Jan. 2024)

[German]The security update rolled out on January 9, 2024 via automatic update (e.g. KB5034441) against a BitLocker Security Feature Bypass vulnerability CVE-2024-20666 in the WinRE partition fails on many systems with the installation error 0x80070643. Somehow this is a disaster … Continue reading

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