Tag Archives: Windows

Overview: TLS support in Windows

[German]A little question regarding transport encryption for data connections in the network or to the Internet. There are different versions of the transport encryption protocols and with time, for example, the support for TLS 1.0 etc. is dropped for security … Continue reading

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Google Project Zero: 0-day vulnerability in Windows AppContainers disclosed

[German]Another brief addendum to a topic that has been on my stack for a few days already. James Forshaw from Google Project Zero disclosed a vulnerability in Windows AppContainers as early as mid-August 2021, which allows communication via the firewall … Continue reading

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Attack via Office Documents on Microsoft MSHTML (ActiveX) RCE Vulnerability (CVE-2021-40444)

[German]Microsoft has issued a warning about the remote code execution vulnerability CVE-2021-40444 as of September 7, 2021. In campaigns, this vulnerability, which targets the MSHTML component of Internet Explorer, is exploited via compromised Office documents. Microsoft provides guidance on mitigating … Continue reading

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Turn off Defender in Windows with symbolic links

[German]Symbolic links allow to disable Defender as antivirus protection under Windows without disabling features like Tamper Protection. The approach simply lets Defender run into the woods during scanning, because the virus scanner is redirected to other folders. I came across … Continue reading

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Microsoft license comparisons

Are you still looking through Microsoft’s licensing for Office 365 and Microsoft 365 and know which licenses you bought? Someone enlisted Glenton Davis, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft, to compare the licensing offered to Microsoft in these areas. Advertising

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Microsofts Windows Thin PC: Support ends on October 12, 2021

[German]Windows Thin PC, according to this post, a Windows 7-based PC with a smaller footprint. Introduced in 2011, it allows organizations to convert existing PCs as thin clients to reduce the need for new thin client hardware. In addition, this … Continue reading

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Windows: PrintNightmare wrap-up and status (August 28, 2021)

[German]It’s the end of August 2021, and vulnerabilities in the Windows Print Spooler service, collectively known as PrintNightmare, continue to cause problems for administrators. There were security updates for the August 2021 patchday, but they offer more problems than solutions. … Continue reading

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SteelSeries software enables admin rights (LPE) on Windows

[German]After the Razer case, the next clunker has now come to light. After it became known that standard users can become administrators with Razer mice via the driver installation, a security researcher took a closer look at the SteelSeries device … Continue reading

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Microsoft shows a "slim foot" with PrintNightmare

[German]PrintNightmare is the name given to a series of vulnerabilities in the Windows Print Spooler service. Attackers can use these vulnerabilities to extend rights and possibly take over domain controllers. Microsoft reacts half-heartedly with patches and recommendations, which in practice … Continue reading

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Microsoft 365: New prices on March 1, 2022

[German]Enterprise customers who subscribe to Microsoft 365, which consists of Windows 10 and Office 365, will have to pay more in 2022, starting March 1. Microsoft has announced a price increase of between 10 and 20 percent. The reason given … Continue reading

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