Archiv: Microsoft Corporation (monopolies)


24.02.2021 - 11:35 [ Yahoo.com ]

SolarWinds, Microsoft, FireEye, CrowdStrike defend actions in major hack – U.S. Senate hearing

Lawmakers started the hearing by criticizing Amazon representatives, who they said were invited to testify and whose servers were used to launch the cyberattack, for declining to attend the hearing.

24.02.2021 - 11:12 [ Microsoft ]

Besitz von Dateien und Verzeichnissen übernehmen und Zugriffsberechtigungen verwalten

Besitz übernehmen

Klicken Sie die Datei oder den Ordner mit der rechten Maustaste an und wählen Sie den untersten Eintrag Eigenschaften.

Dann klicken Sie auf die Registerkarte Sicherheit und anschließend auf die Schaltfläche Erweitert.

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24.02.2021 - 11:09 [ praxistipps.chip.de ]

Trusted Installer sperrt Dateien – was nun?

(2016)

Der Prozess TrustedInstaller.exe, auch bekannt als Windows Modules Installer gehört zum Microsoft Windows Betriebssystem. Die Datei befindet sich im Unterverzeichnis C:\Windows\Servicing. Der Trusted Installer ist unter anderem für die Installation von Windows Updates zuständig und läuft nicht dauerhaft.

24.02.2021 - 10:51 [ exedb.com ]

Tips with two easy steps to remove PKTMON.EXE file.

In this article I will give you tips with two easy steps to turn off pktmon.exe process, and then I will show you how to block pktmon.exe from running in your computer.

24.02.2021 - 10:47 [ bleepingcomputer.com ]

Windows 10 quietly got a built-in network sniffer, how to use

(16.05.2020)

Microsoft has quietly added a built-in network packet sniffer to the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, and it has gone unnoticed since its release.

A packet sniffer, or network sniffer, is a program that monitors the network activity flowing over a computer down to an individual packet level.

18.02.2021 - 15:29 [ SeekingAlpha.com ]

SolarWinds breach launched from within the United States

Neuberger notably said the attack, which compromised „9 federal agencies and about 100 private companies,“ was launched from inside the United States.
SolarWinds shares are down 1.4%. Two security names closely tied to the hack, FireEye (FEYE -3.2%) and CrowdStrike (CRWD -2.5%), are also in the red.

18.02.2021 - 15:28 [ CNN ]

Biden administration says investigation into SolarWinds hack is likely to take „several months“

The US government’s probe into the devastating SolarWinds breach is likely to take „several months“ at least, according to the top White House cybersecurity official, speaking to reporters Wednesday in the Biden administration’s first public assessment of the gravity of the suspected Russian spying campaign.

17.01.2021 - 18:08 [ Dr Naomi Wolf / Twitter ]

Part 2 of my 3 part series on how NHS does not manage, own, present its own COVID data, but for-profits such as Amazon, Palantir, Transunion, Boots, Microsoft, Google and G4S do. So they can say anything, profit from ‘lockdown’ .

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14.01.2021 - 12:29 [ Achse des Guten ]

Der Internet-Putsch

Die großen Medientechnologiekonzerne der Wall Street haben eine beispiellose Säuberungswelle im Internet gestartet. Big Tech löscht nicht mehr länger nur Nutzerbeiträge. Nun wollen Facebook, Google, Twitter, Apple und Amazon aller Welt zeigen, dass sie als Meinungswächter frei entscheiden können, wer sich im Internet äußern darf – und wer nicht.

11.01.2021 - 10:04 [ Caitlin Johnstone. ]

Patriot Act 2, Censorship, And Other Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

“We need to stop fascism so let’s give massive sweeping powers to an elite alliance of unelected authoritarians.”

“Well I’m a leftist and I haven’t been banned on social media.”

That’s because the left is politically impotent in our society. Unless this is just a hobby for you, at some point you should plan on the left becoming a threat to the oligarchs and warmongers. What do you think happens then?

Do you really think if the left actually becomes a threat to the status quo the Neera Tandens and Rachel Maddows aren’t going to suddenly discover a reason why you’re dangerous and need to be censored? The only way to be fine with censorship is to plan on never challenging power.

11.01.2021 - 09:51 [ Jesse Singal, author / Twitter ]

It’s sorta weird that Twitter does this mass banning of accounts, including, like, Red Scare, and the response from so many people is „Well they were all Nazis.“ Were they? What has Twitter revealed to you guys about the process that they are hiding from the rest of us?

11.01.2021 - 09:33 [ Glenn Greenwald / Twitter ]

It was a *Democratic-controlled* House sub-committee that just a few months ago issued a lengthy report concluding that FB, Amazon, Google & Apple are *monopolies*. That means competition is impossible. Now Dems are happy that it’s used for them:

I’ve been resisting the conclusion that this is Liberals‘ 9/11 because it at first seemed hyperbolic, even though they’re using the same weapons against their critics (if you question all the new powers they want, it means you love the Terrorists).

But this is Liberals‘ 9/11.

10.01.2021 - 14:23 [ theCanary.co ]

Coronavirus data contractors engaged in dirty tricks and disinformation campaigns

(10.05.2020)

Palantir was co-founded in 2004 by Paypal owner and billionaire Peter Thiel. What the blog doesn’t reveal is that Palantir’s client list has included amomgst others, the CIA, the FBI, the NSA, the Centre for Disease Control, the Marine Corps, the Air Force, Special Operations Command, West Point and the IRS.

Furthermore, in 2016, it was revealed Palantir had a $34.6m contract with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and helped the Customs and Border Protection Agency create the Analytical Framework for Intelligence (AFI) system to track immigrants.

Nor does the blog mention that Palantir worked for UK intelligence and was awarded contracts to handle vast data sets on UK citizens for British spy agency GCHQ.

10.01.2021 - 14:15 [ theRegister.com ]

UK govt publishes contracts granting Amazon, Microsoft, Google and AI firms access to COVID-19 health data

(05.06.2020)

UK government has published the contracts it holds with private tech firms and the NHS for the creation of a COVID-19 data store, just days after campaigners fired legal shots over a lack of transparency.

Available on the openDemocracy website, the contracts describe how the arrangements between the NHS and Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and AI firms Faculty and Palantir (which subcontracts to AWS) will operate.

08.01.2021 - 23:32 [ inside-it.ch ]

Spoofing: Neue DNS-Angriffsmethode entdeckt

(13. November 2020)

Nachdem der Quellport de-randomisiert worden sei, sei es möglich gewesen, eine böswillige IP-Adresse einzuschleusen und so erfolgreich einen DNS-Cache-Poisoning-Angriff durchzuführen. Die Details haben die Forscher im Paper „DNS Cache Poisoning Attack Reloaded: Revolutions with Side Channels“ publiziert.

Weitere Experimente unter realistischen Serverkonfigurationen und Netzwerkbedingungen würden zudem zeigen, dass ihre grundlegende Methode leicht an das gesamte DNS-System angepasst werden könnte.

08.01.2021 - 23:04 [ .infosecurity-magazine.com ]

SAD Reality for DNS

The researchers determined that 35% of open resolvers are open to the attack, as well as four of six home routers made by well-known brands.

They also found that 12 of 14 popular public resolvers (now 11—Cloudflare says they’ve corrected their systems) are susceptible. Even a patched DNS server could be made vulnerable by an unpatched or misconfigured NAT gateway.

Their 19-page paper on the exploit includes lists of devices and services tested. They have since set up a SAD DNS website featuring a Q&A and a tool that anyone can use to determine whether their DNS is vulnerable.

The flaw is being tracked as CVE-2020-25705, and affects Linux 3.18 – 5.10, Windows Server 2019 version 1809 and newer, macOS 10.15 and newer, and FreeBSD 12.1.0 and newer. The researchers did not test earlier versions of the listed operating system.

20.12.2020 - 09:10 [ ZDF ]

Auch deutsche Firmen betroffen – Was über den US-Hackerangriff bekannt ist

Nach einem schweren Hackerangriff auf Behörden und Institutionen in den USA ist nach wie vor unklar, wer dahinter steckt.

19.12.2020 - 21:22 [ CNBC ]

Trump contradicts Pompeo, plays down alleged Russian role in cyberattack

Trump’s comments in the form of Twitter posts on Saturday went against comments his secretary of state made less than 24 hours earlier.
SolarWinds, the company at the center of the attack, has not yet blamed any one country.

19.12.2020 - 12:27 [ federalnewsnetwork.com ]

SolarWinds breach raises stakes for NDAA Trump still threatens to veto

Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) said the breach makes a clear case for the work of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission and the cyber provisions that made it into the annual defense policy bill passed by the House and Senate.

“This is the most important bill on cyber ever passed by Congress, and that’s why I’m really hoping that the president will either sign the bill or let it become law without a signature, because there is so much critically important material in the bill,” King said during an annual summit hosted by Defense One.

19.12.2020 - 11:52 [ ORF.at ]

Pompeo macht Moskau für Cyberangriff verantwortlich

Der Angriff weitet sich stetig aus. Nicht nur werden immer mehr Betroffene bekannt, darunter die US-Atombehörde und der Softwarehersteller Microsoft, es wurde zudem offenbar weitere Software für die laut US-Behörden sehr ausgefeilten Angriffe manipuliert.

19.12.2020 - 10:35 [ CNN ]

Congressional backers cite cybersecurity provisions as they push Trump to sign defense bill

The massive defense bill that President Donald Trump is threatening to veto contains provisions for increased cybersecurity, which has taken on significantly more importance in the wake of a massive cyberattack on federal agencies at the hands of suspected Russian hackers.

The National Defense Authorization Act includes pay raises for America’s soldiers, modernizations for equipment and provisions to require more scrutiny before troops are withdrawn from Germany or Afghanistan.

18.12.2020 - 21:38 [ geekwire.com ]

Microsoft unleashes ‘Death Star’ on SolarWinds hackers in extraordinary response to breach

In the end, this all reminds us how much power Microsoft has at its disposal. Between its control of the Windows operating system, its robust legal team, and its position in the industry, it has the power to change the world nearly overnight if it wants to. And when it chooses to train that power on an adversary, it really is the equivalent of the Death Star: able to completely destroy a planet in a single blast.

18.12.2020 - 21:28 [ ZDNet.com ]

Microsoft and industry partners seize key domain used in SolarWinds hack

(15.12.2020)

According to analysis from security firm FireEye, the C&C domain would reply with a DNS response that contained a CNAME field with information on another domain from where the SUNBURST malware would obtain further instructions and additional payloads to execute on an infected company’s network.

18.09.2020 - 19:30 [ WDR ]

Big Brother Awards 2020: Bundesländer und Tesla erhalten Negativpreis

Der Bielefelder Datenschutzverein Digitalcourage hat am Freitag den Negativpreis «Big Brother Award» verliehen. Er geht in diesem Jahr unter anderem an den US-Autobauer Tesla und zwei Bundesländer.

05.09.2020 - 11:39 [ theHill.com ]

Pentagon reaffirms decision to award multi-billion JEDI contract to Microsoft

The Pentagon on Friday reaffirmed its decision earlier this year to award a $10 billion cloud-computing contract to Microsoft over Amazon.

19.05.2020 - 19:16 [ Medium.com ]

Open Letter, May 18, 2020, London: Dear Matt Hancock, we are civil society organisations, privacy advocates and academic researchers writing to express concerns about the NHS’s plans to build a COVID-19 datastore.

We share the common goal of preserving public confidence in systems that can help make us all safer. Therefore, before the NHS continues its plans, we urge you to provide the public with more information and take appropriate measures to reduce risk of data sharing and keep the aggregated data under democratic control.

In March, the NHS announced a new plan to build a datastore that aggregates COVID-19 health data. Microsoft, Google, Palantir, Faculty and Amazon will assist in the development of the datastore and the processing of the data.

19.05.2020 - 19:10 [ Computerweekly.com ]

Privacy advocates demand clarity over Covid-19 datastore

(yesterday)

In an open letter directly addressed to the health secretary, civil society organisations, privacy advocates and academic researchers urged Hancock to give the public more information about the datastore and take appropriate measures to reduce data-sharing risks and keep it under democratic control.

04.05.2020 - 15:45 [ Heise.de ]

Über Impfstoffe zur digitalen Identität?

Das Ziel sei eine personalisierte, portable, biometrisch verbundene digitale Identität, die auf Lebenszeit besteht. Gründungspartner sind u.a. Gates‘ Firma Microsoft, die von der BMGF mit hohen Summen finanzierte Impfallianz GAVI, die auch in die Berateraffäre der Bundeswehr verstrickte Unternehmensberatung Accenture sowie die Rockefeller Foundation, eine der größten Stiftungen der USA.

30.04.2020 - 03:37 [ The Telegraph ]

House of Lords abandons live stream after peers‘ phone numbers read aloud to the public

The House of Lords has temporarily abandoned plans to live stream its sessions online after some peers‘ phone numbers were read aloud to the public by computer software.

30.04.2020 - 03:29 [ CNN ]

UK House of Lords cuts livestream after accidentally broadcasting personal phone numbers

The House of Lords began conducting limited virtual proceedings last week using the Microsoft Teams system to enable video conferencing.

16.11.2019 - 05:58 [ Reuters ]

Microsoft to probe work of Israeli facial recognition startup it funded

The probe reflects growing unease about facial recognition surveillance in the United States and elsewhere that civil liberties groups say could lead to unfair arrests and limit freedom of expression.

04.11.2019 - 10:45 [ CNN ]

Microsoft tried a 4-day workweek in Japan. Productivity jumped 40%

While the amount of time spent at work was cut dramatically, productivity — measured by sales per employee — went up by almost 40% compared to the same period the previous year, the company said in a statement last week.

In addition to reducing working hours, managers urged staff to cut down on the time they spent in meetings and responding to emails.

06.07.2019 - 01:11 [ Netzpolitik.org ]

Ausgebucht: Microsoft löscht verkaufte eBooks

Wenn Ihr jetzt denkt, das geht Euch nichts an, weil Ihr ja nicht bei Microsoft Kunden gewesen seid, sondern etwa Amazon Prime nutzt: Da gibt es dieselben Probleme: Amazon verkauft beispielsweise Filme online und bei den Kunden entsteht der Eindruck, das wäre vergleichbar mit einer gekauften DVD. Aber auch diese Online-Filme können schnell verschwinden, beispielsweise wenn ein Lizenzdeal zwischen einem Filmstudio und Amazon ausgelaufen ist.

Digital-Rights-Management-Systeme waren und sind ein schönes Beispiel für: Digital ist eben nicht immer besser.

01.06.2019 - 13:20 [ Bloomberg ]

DEA Investigated Honduras President for Cocaine Trafficking

The document, filed Tuesday, sought a court order to force tech companies including Apple, Google and Microsoft, to turn over email information from eight targets of the investigation, including President Juan Orlando Hernandez and Security Minister Julian Pacheco.

30.05.2019 - 01:52 [ TASS ]

Microsoft „Cloud and Mobile Technology Incubation Program“ launches in Zhaoqing

The 2019 Zhaoqing Science and Technology Innovation and Development Summit themed „Create the Future Intelligently with Science and Innovation as the Engine“ was successfully held in Zhaoqing New Area on May 22, at which the Microsoft „Cloud and Mobile Technology Incubation Program“ – Zhaoqing Cloud and Mobile Application Incubation Platform was officially launched.

04.05.2019 - 18:34 [ Radio Utopie ]

Unsere Empfehlung: Die Suchmaschine Sarchy, praktische Erweiterung von Yacy

Mittlerweile hat der indische Entwickler Agnel Vishal (Twitter @agnelvishal) Abhilfe geschaffen und mit Sarchy eine für Internetnutzer gewohnte und einfach zu handhabende Suchmaschinen-Maske gebastelt.

Sarchy sucht nur im Yacy-Suchmaschinen-Netzwerk, ohne sich an diesem zu beteiligen. Wer es kann, sollte deshalb auch ans Yacy Netzwerk andocken.

23.01.2019 - 15:33 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Daten-Infrastruktur: Europa im Visier der Cloud-Giganten

Die beiden Big Player im Cloud-Infrastruktur-Markt sind Unternehmen, die eher in anderen Zusammenhängen bekannt sind. Amazon beispielsweise wird vorwiegend als Onlinehändler gesehen. Tatsächlich aber ist die Sparte Amazon Web Services (AWS) weltweit führend im Cloud-Segment. Rund 32 Prozent betrug der globale Marktanteil im dritten Quartal 2018, hat das Research-Unternehmen Canalys ausgerechnet.

02.12.2018 - 21:15 [ Stars and Stripes ]

Microsoft will give the US military access to ‚all the technology we create‘

Smith said he wanted to quell such concerns. “We want Silicon Valley to know just how ethical and honorable a tradition the military has,” he said.

16.10.2018 - 19:47 [ Andre Damon / Information Clearing House ]

The US Military’s Vision for State Censorship

In March, the United States Special Operations Command, the section of the Defense Department supervising the US Special Forces, held a conference on the theme of “Sovereignty in the Information Age.” The conference brought together Special Forces officers with domestic police forces, including officials from the New York Police Department, and representatives from technology companies such as Microsoft.

28.06.2018 - 10:43 [ wsws.org ]

USA: Technologiekonzerne diskutieren mit Geheimdiensten über Internetzensur

Die New York Times und die Washington Post veröffentlichten diese Woche Berichte über ein privates Treffen zwischen acht großen Technologie- und Social-Media-Konzernen und den amerikanischen Geheimdiensten, das letzten Monat stattfand. Dabei wurde über die gemeinsamen Zensurbestrebungen im Vorfeld der kommenden Zwischenwahlen im November 2018 diskutiert.

Das Treffen fand am 23. Mai im Hauptsitz von Facebook in Menlo Park (Kalifornien) statt. Unter den Teilnehmern waren Vertreter von Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Snap, Twitter und Oath, ein 2017 gegründetes Unternehmen, zu dem auch Yahoo und der Telekommunikationskonzern Verizon gehören, sowie Agenten des FBI und des Heimatschutzministeriums.

03.05.2018 - 11:21 [ extremetech.com ]

CPU Utilization Is Wrong on PCs, and Getting Worse Every Year

But the takeaway is this: CPU utilization, as reported by Windows, is often incorrect. All too often, what looks like CPU usage is actually a stalled CPU waiting to do something useful.

02.05.2018 - 17:31 [ Radio Utopie ]

BigBrotherAward 2018 – Hitliste

Microsoft Deutschland, vertreten durch Sabine Bendiek, die Vorsitzende der Geschäftsführung, bekommt den BigBrotherAward 2018 in der Kategorie Technik für die kaum deaktivierbare Telemetrie (das ist die Übermittlung von Diagnose-Daten) in „Windows 10“. Selbst für versierte Nutzer.innen ist es kaum möglich, diese Übermittlung von Daten zu stoppen.

02.05.2018 - 17:22 [ Microsoft - Military Affairs ]

Learning to lead: Microsoft director’s success started in the Army

“You interact with high-level leaders in the military earlier in your career than you would in the corporate world,” Cutler says. “I’m used to briefing colonels and, in some cases, generals on courses of action. So I’m very comfortable presenting an idea and explaining my recommendations to senior-level executives now.”

08.04.2018 - 11:20 [ Police-IT.org ]

IT der Sicherheitsbehörden – Quo Vadis?!

Der Bundesnachrichtendienst, von jeher eine Behörde mit eigenen Entwicklern und höchst eigenen Aufgabenstellungen, hat zur gleichen Zeit ein Pilotprojekt begonnen mit der amerikanischen Firma Palantir. Die wurde mit Hilfe des Investmentfonds In-Q-Tel der amerikanischen CIA aus der Taufe gehoben und bedient seither Sicherheitsbehörden in den Vereinigten Staaten und anderen Ländern. Vor allem mit dem Versprechen, der Zusammenführung von Informationen aus ganz unterschiedlichen Quellen. Der Auftrag des deutschen Auslandsgeheimdienstes war sicher nicht unmaßgeblich dafür, dass inzwischen auch eine deutsche Tochter namens Palantir Technologies GmbH existiert. Die ihren Sitz in Wiesbaden hat und es – quasi vor Ort – inzwischen auch geschafft hat, aus dem hessischen Innenministerium einen Auftrag an Land zu ziehen.

06.04.2018 - 10:52 [ Sueddeutsche.de ]

Upload-Filter: Youtube scannt „hunderte Jahre“ Videomaterial am Tag

(23.1.2018) Diego Naranjo von Edri sagt: „Einmal installiert, können sie für alles eingesetzt werden.“ Videos von Politikern, die die Regierung kritisieren, könnten aus dem Netz ferngehalten werden. Sprachfilter könnten auf den Slang einer bestimmten Minderheit eingestellt werden. Die Dissidenten der Zukunft müssen vielleicht künstliche Intelligenz rückwärts denken, wenn sie ihre Geheimsprache entwickeln.

04.04.2018 - 01:58 [ Sueddeutsche.de ]

Tech-Unternehmen: Plötzlich sind die Giganten verwundbar

Dabei war die Branche in der Vergangenheit durchaus zusammengerückt, wenn Druck von außen aufkam: Als die US-Bundespolizei FBI etwa Apple zwingen wollte, die verschlüsselten Daten eines iPhones preiszugeben, sprangen Google, Facebook und Microsoft dem Konzern zur Seite. Solcherlei Corps-Geist aber kann oder will sich die Branche in Zeiten zunehmender Probleme offenkundig nicht mehr leisten.

29.03.2018 - 10:46 [ Digital Trends ]

Microsoft’s Windows 7 Meltdown update granted access to all data in memory

“Windows 7 already did the hard work of mapping in the required memory into every running process,” Frisk states. “Exploitation was just a matter of read and write to already mapped in-process virtual memory. No fancy APIs or system calls required — just standard read and write!”