Secure Exchange Server
Microsoft Exchange servers are still very popular targets for attackers. After a compromise, cybercriminals have access to a lot of internal company data such as address books and e-mails and can even spread further in company networks in Active Directory. Now Microsoft details which updates admins need to update Exchange Server with to more effectively secure them. After patching, admins should run Microsoft’s Health Checker to track down any problems after an update. The tool should also lead to possible solutions. Additionally, it is recommended to enable certificate-based signing of PowerShell serialization payloads.
Controversy over rapid infrastructure expansion
For months, the FDP and the Greens have been struggling over whether a shortened planning process should also apply to the construction of roads. A meeting in the Federal Chancellery was not able to reconcile the different positions: The FDP wants to extend the part of the coalition agreement that provides for accelerated infrastructure expansion to include roads. The Greens counter that this is contrary to climate protection and does not correspond to what was jointly decided. After the deliberations, there was talk of a constructive exchange on climate protection and transport. Negotiations will continue in the coming weeks.
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Moscow bans “Meduza”
Russia has classified the popular and government-critical news portal “Meduza” as an “undesirable organization” and has effectively banned it. The independent media, which reports in detail on Russia’s war against Ukraine, had already been branded a “foreign agent” by the authorities in 2021. The website was blocked and has since been accessible to Russian readers only via VPN. The editors fled to Latvia. The classification as “undesirable organization” can now lead to criminal prosecution for sharing “Meduza” articles on social networks, for donations or for reader comments under texts.
Lenovo tablet without software support
Lidl advertises the sale of the Lenovo Tab P11 tablet in its own branches. Actually, that would be a good offer for 159 euros, but there’s just one catch, as blogger Hadmut Danisch noted: Lenovo has already put the tablet in End of Life status. Regular security updates are no longer available. At best, emergency patches will be released until the end of 2023 if particularly serious security gaps become known. The tablet does have Google Play Protect. However, this only means that apps from the Google Store should not contain any malicious code. It is not safe to use the tablet if you also use it to browse the Internet, for example.
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