Category: Security

Catching Malware Like Pro – Part 2

In part 1 I wrote about the use of multiple engines at once for 1 file, now let’s see how to quickly check a device for malware using the same technology. The VirusTotal service has an api interface & can be used scripted. Sysinternals a must have toolset for every ITPro has integrated the service …

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Catching Malware Like Pro – Part 1

Most IT-Pro’s I talk to on this topic have the same answer when it comes to catching a possible virus on a machine. Important steps to take: Remove the device from the corp network Scan the device with the ‘favorite’ antivirus product If the step above fails to find it, use another antivirus/antimalware product ….. …

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Fix issues with modern authentication on Windows 10

Example: Outlook Auth  => Needs Password over & over again or, very fast auth screen pop-up disappears without successful authentication In settings /Accounts /Email & Accounts/Accounts used by other apps/ adding a work or school account does not work In settings / System /Shared experiences the fix button doesn’t work C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.AAD.BrokerPlugin_cw5n1h2txyewy\Is empty or corrupted FIX …

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Patch Your Systems Now!

Microsoft released a patch for XP/2003 to 7/2008R2 two weeks ago, patching a vulnerability in the RDP protocol, leaving this one unpatched has the potential of becoming an issue of Wannacry proportions. https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msrc/2019/05/14/prevent-a-worm-by-updating-remote-desktop-services-cve-2019-0708/