Window Power – Leaf EU Sun, 26 Sep 2021 08:26:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Window Power – Leaf EU 32 32 Overview KB5005653 for Microsoft Windows 10 Version 1809 Network Framework 3.5, 4.7.2 and 4.8. Sun, 26 Sep 2021 07:06:54 +0000

Last night Microsoft released the Global Update for KB5005625 for Windows 10 version 1809. KB5005540 for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.7.2 and KB5005540. A preview of Windows 10 version 1809 for .NET Framework 3.5, 4.7.2, and 4.8 has been released. Global update for KB5005653: September 21, 2021 for Windows 10 version 1809 and Windows Server version 1809. .NET Framework 3.5, 4.7.2, and 4.8 have overall reliability improvements. It is recommended that this update be used as part of regular maintenance routines. To download and install the update, go to Settings -> Update & security -> Windows Update and select Looking for Updates And Download and install now Absoutely. You can download this update from Windows Update or from Microsoft Update and the Microsoft Update Catalog. More information about this update can be found below or through Microsoft.

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Microsoft WPBT flaw allows hackers to install rootkits on Windows devices Sat, 25 Sep 2021 15:16:08 +0000

Security researchers have discovered a flaw in the Microsoft Windows Platform Binary Table (WPBT) that could be exploited in simple attacks to install rootkits on all Windows computers shipped since 2012.

Rootkits are malicious tools created by threat actors to evade detection by burrowing deep into the operating system and used to fully support compromised systems while avoiding detection.

WPBT is a fixed firmware ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) table introduced by Microsoft from Windows 8 to allow vendors to run programs every time a device is started.

However, in addition to allowing OEMs to force installation of critical software that cannot be bundled with Windows installation media, this mechanism can also allow attackers to deploy malicious tools, as Microsoft warns in its own documentation.

“Since this feature provides the ability to persistently run system software in the context of Windows, it becomes essential that WPBT-based solutions are as secure as possible and do not expose Windows users to conditions. exploitable, ”says Microsoft.

“In particular, WPBT solutions must not include malware (that is, malware or unwanted software installed without adequate user consent).”

Impacts all computers running Windows 8 or later

The weakness found by Eclypsium researchers has been present on Windows computers since 2012, when the feature was first introduced with Windows 8.

These attacks can use various techniques that allow writing to memory where ACPI tables are located (including WPBT) or by using a malicious boot loader.

This can be by abusing the BootHole vulnerability that bypasses Secure Boot or through DMA attacks from vulnerable devices or components.

“The Eclypsium research team has identified a weakness in Microsoft’s WPBT capability that can allow an attacker to execute malicious code with kernel privileges when a device boots,” Eclypsium researchers said.

“This weakness can potentially be exploited through multiple vectors (eg, physical, remote, and supply chain access) and by multiple techniques (eg, malicious boot loader, DMA, etc.)”

Eclypsium shared the following demo video which shows how this security flaw can be exploited.

Mitigation measures include the use of WDAC policies

After Eclypsium informed Microsoft about the bug, the software giant recommended using a Windows Defender application control policy that helps control which binaries can run on a Windows device.

“The WDAC policy is also enforced for binaries included in the WPBT and should mitigate this problem,” Microsoft says in the support document.

WDAC policies can only be created on client editions of Windows 10 1903 and later and Windows 11 or on Windows Server 2016 and later.

On systems running older versions of Windows, you can use AppLocker policies to control which applications are allowed to run on a Windows client.

“These motherboard flaws can prevent initiatives like Secured-core due to the ubiquitous use of ACPI and WPBT,” added Eclypsium researchers.

“Security professionals need to identify, verify and harden the firmware used in their Windows systems. Businesses will need to consider these vectors and use a layered security approach to ensure that all available fixes are applied and identify any potential compromises on devices.

Eclypsium has found another attack vector that allows malicious actors to take control of the boot process of a targeted device and break OS-level security checks in the BIOSConnect feature of Dell SupportAssist, a software package. preinstalled on most Dell Windows devices.

As the researchers revealed, the problem “affects 129 Dell models of consumer and business laptops, desktops and tablets, including Secure Boot protected devices and Dell Secured-core PCs.” with around 30 million individual devices exposed to attacks.

This 1985 48km Jeep Cherokee for Sale on Bring a Trailer Fri, 24 Sep 2021 20:46:36 +0000
  • Our friends at the Bring a Trailer auction site are putting this 1985 Jeep Cherokee Laredo up for auction online.
  • It comes equipped with a GM 2.8-liter V6 mated to a three-speed automatic transmission, as well as all the perks of the era, including Selec-Trac all-wheel drive, electric front seats and AM stereo. / Original FM.
  • The auction is currently $ 5,500 and the auction ends Tuesday, September 28.

    Very popular in its day, the XJ generation Jeep Cherokee only seems to have developed in recent years. Although legions were built during the model’s decades of production, which stretched from the mid-1980s to the 2000s, their propensity to rust and their popularity as built all-terrain vehicles mean that it didn’t is not easy to find uncluttered original copies. This makes this example from 1985, auctioned now on Bring a Trailer, all the more remarkable.

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    As a 1985 model, this Cherokee hails from the early days of the model. It’s powered by a GM 2.8-liter V6 backed by a three-speed automatic transmission (the legendary 4.0-liter straight-six will arrive later). All-wheel drive is provided by AMC’s Selec-Trac system. This Cherokee is a Laredo and has power front seats with fabric upholstery, air conditioning and power windows. It also retains its original wheels and original AM / FM stereo cassette.

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    This Cherokee has just over 48,000 miles and has been in the same family since new with the seller’s grandparents being the original owners. This low mileage along with a life spent in Washington State explains the well-preserved condition of the body, the envy of XJ enthusiasts in the Midwest and Northeast.

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    The perfect size and timeless style of the XJ Cherokee is even more appreciated today than when it was new. A few days before the auction, the auction stands at a still reasonable amount of $ 5,500 at the time of writing. But these Jeeps are just too popular for such a quirky example to slip out the door for this bargain price. Watch the video below to see how Jeep resold them back then.

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    ]]> Microsoft updates the meeting experience for Microsoft Teams Room on Windows Fri, 24 Sep 2021 11:56:23 +0000

    Microsoft has announced that it will update the Teams meeting list (visible on the Teams Rooms console) to closely align it with the current experience available on the Teams desktop app. This will provide new features such as participant grouping for educated meetings, list sorting by show of hands, built-in user search, and the ability to ask others to join meetings from an invite. or a cat.

    On top of that, Microsoft will better align the position of the list on the console with that of the Teams desktop app while adding a user-friendly touch interface for participant options. Users will also benefit from a unified universal bar that will provide meeting call controls for presenters and attendees for Teams meetings, large meeting support, and live events (presenter only).

    This robust Teams meeting update will also bring chat bubbles, live feedback for meeting attendees, and support for locked meetings for organizers. To help create an immersive experience for hybrid meetings, Microsoft will be making a major update to the front display experience to make it more dynamic, including dividing video participants across two room displays.

    Users using Microsoft Teams rooms will experience a slightly different but familiar update to the meeting experience.

    Users will be able to tap on an attendee to reveal all of the meeting controls / settings available to the attendee, based on their role.

    The front-facing experience will feel more familiar to the desktop and better with local layouts and video participants spread across the two front-facing displays for rooms configured with two displays.

    Users will also be able to pin or spotlight meeting participants to the stage. Users can pin up to 9 participants and highlight up to 7 participants. The pin is local to the part and the spotlight is a global action.

    The update is only for Microsoft Teams rooms on Windows and the rollout will begin at the end of September and should be completed by mid-October.

    Kerry James Marshall to design windows for National Cathedral – Thu, 23 Sep 2021 19:46:00 +0000

    Kerry James Marshall has been chosen to design new windows for the National Cathedral in Washington, DC, church officials said. Previous windows, which were donated by the Daughters of Confederation in 1953, paid homage to Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.

    In 2015, windows became a point of contention. Two years later, in 2017, the National Cathedral decided to remove the two stained glass windows honoring Lee and Jackson. At the time, nine people had just been murdered in a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, by white supremacist Dylann Roof. The shooting prompted church leaders to think deeply about the presence of Confederate symbols in the National Cathedral.

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    “At the moment, I don’t have a clear idea of ​​what I’m thinking of doing,” Marshall said. the New York Times. “It will have to be a job capable of synthesizing a multiplicity of ideas and feelings about what the country represents for all of us. There will be some kind of imagery that comes across as an invitation to reflect on the meaning of America now. “

    Marshall is a distinguished contemporary artist well known for his commitment to social justice, noir portrayal, and American history. In 2020, Marshall’s work was featured on the cover of VogueSeptember 2020 issue.

    In 2018, Marshall pledged never to create public artwork again after the city of Chicago attempted to sell his mural. Knowledge and power (1995), that he painted for the Chicago Public Library. Although the city reconsidered its choice to sell the work, Marshall has remained disillusioned so far.

    This project represents the first time that Marshall has worked with stained glass. He collaborates with the poet Elizabeth Alexander, who will write a poem to be installed in stone tablets along the windows. The new windows are expected to be unveiled in 2023.

    Arlington aims to set new sustainability standards with new school Thu, 23 Sep 2021 09:38:27 +0000

    Arlington High School is by far the largest public building in the city, which means building a new one offers a unique opportunity to increase the sustainability of Arlington’s buildings and reduce emissions across the city.

    “This is not just a once in a generation opportunity, it is a once in a century opportunity,” said Ryan Katofsky, chair of the AHS Building Committee Sustainability Subcommittee. “There is no doubt that the new building will be much more energy efficient than the old one.

    Katofsky and other committee members are leading efforts to make Arlington’s new high school as environmentally friendly as possible and, ultimately, one of the most environmentally friendly school buildings in the country. . Since the new school replaces a building originally constructed in 1915, the improvements Arlington expects to see with the new building are both large and small; from zero emissions to better access to recycling.