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Microsoft’s official Youtube channel hacked (updated)

It appears that someone has hacked into Microsoft’s account on Youtube and removed all videos. As can be seen in the picture, there are currently no videos at all anymore (see the red arrow in the screenshot) and  the comment … Continue reading

Microsoft security updates available

Microsoft published eight updates for Microsoft Forefront United Access Gateway, Microsoft Host Integration Server, Internet Explorer, Microsoft .NET Framework, Microsoft Silverlight, and Microsoft Windows. Six of these updates are important and two are critical because they allow a Remote Code Execution. … Continue reading

More updates because of invalidated fraudulent certificates

The Mozilla Foundation issued the Security Advisory 2011-34 in order to completely remove the DigiNotar root certificate from its trusted vendors repository. We are missing any news from Apple which seems to completely ignore the entire issue. We haven’t see … Continue reading

Patch Tuesday brings a long list of security fixes

The MS11 security bulletin announced for this “Patch Tuesday” is a very long list of patches affecting : Windows XP, 2003 Server, Vista, Server 2008, Windows 7, Server 2008 R2 Internet Explorer (various versions) .NET Framework Silverlight Microsoft Forefront Threat … Continue reading

Microsoft delivers 2 Updates for 3 Vulnerabilities

On the May 2011 Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released 2 security bulletins with according updates to close 3 security holes – just as announced last week. One of them is a critical and only affects the WINS server of Windows Server … Continue reading

Disabling the autorun entry point

Quite silently the Redmond company released an optional update yesterday which disables autorun for USB sticks. This is one of the most dangerous entry points for malware currently used. Family members, friends or employees carry autorun Trojans around with them … Continue reading

Busy Patchday: Updates for almost everything

Today seems to be administrators nightmare day: Not only Microsoft released the announced updates on the regular Patch Tuesday, but also Adobe for Reader and Flash Player and Google for the Chrome web browser. And even worse, this doesn’t make … Continue reading

Microsoft Patchday ahead, Google secures Chrome

The Redmond company today announced that it plans to release 12 security bulletins on the upcoming Patch Tuesday. The according updates close 22 security holes within the Windows operating systems, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office. Of those, 3 bulletins cope … Continue reading

Mitigation for Windows Applications DLL-Search-Path Vulnerabilities

A whole bunch of Windows applications is vulnerable to a so-called binary-planting attack which allows for remote code execution. Microsoft released a security advisory about this issue which isn’t easy to fix properly. This issue arises due to the (defined … Continue reading

Record Patchday

Just as announced last Friday, the Redmond company released 14 security bulletins dealing with 34 vulnerabilities within the Windows operating systems and further Microsoft software on the August 2010 patchday – never before so many security bulletins were released on … Continue reading