2022 is over, and it has been crammed with a large assortment of tales starting from the affect of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to the numerous bugs launched by Microsoft Patch Tuesday updates for Home windows.
Some tales have been extra fashionable with our readers than others, particularly tales about Home windows updates that broke quite a few options.
Beneath we checklist the ten hottest tales at BleepingComputer in 2022.
10. Microsoft Change yr 2022 bug in FIP-FS breaks e-mail supply
A bug in Microsoft Change prompted on-premise servers to cease delivering emails on January 1st, 2022.
This “Yr 2022” bug was brought on by the FIP-FS anti-malware scanning engine utilizing a signed int32 variable to retailer the worth of a date, which has a most worth of two,147,483,647.
Nevertheless, dates in 2022 had a minimal worth of two,201,010,001, which is bigger than the utmost worth saved within the signed int32 variable, inflicting the scanning engine to fail and never launch mail for supply.
9. Finnish govt company warns of surprising plane GPS interference
Finland’s Transport and Communications Company warned of an uncommon spike in GPS interference close to the nation’s jap border. The origin of the interference was not identified, however quite a few studies said that the interference began in the course of the earlier weekend.
This interference resulted in NOTAMs (notices to airmen) elevating pilot consciousness and serving to them take further measures to maintain flights protected.
8. Dad takes down city’s web by mistake to get his youngsters offline
A French dad confronted jail time and a hefty advantageous for utilizing a sign jammer to forestall his youngsters from logging on at evening.
Sadly, this sign jammer additionally took down his city’s Web by accident.
7. Z-Library eBook website domains seized by U.S. Dept of Justice
The U.S. Division of Justice seized the quite a few web sites for the favored Z-Library on-line eBook repository, stopping quick access to the saved books.
Nearly two weeks later, the DOJ introduced the arrest of two Russian nationals in Argentina on November third for working the Z-Library e-E-book website.
“The defendants are alleged to have operated a web site for over a decade whose central function was offering stolen mental property, in violation of copyright legal guidelines,” stated FBI Assistant Director-in-Cost Driscoll.
6. Microsoft releases emergency fixes for Home windows Server, VPN bugs
Microsoft launched emergency out-of-band (OOB) updates to deal with quite a few vital points in Home windows and Home windows servers that have been launched within the January 2022 Patch Tuesday.
These points embody VPN connectivity, Home windows Server Area Controllers restarting, Digital Machines begin failures, and ReFS-formatted detachable media failing to mount.
5. Home windows Kerberos authentication breaks after November updates
Microsoft warned that Home windows Kerberos authentication was damaged for a lot of area controllers after putting in the November 2022 Patch Tuesday updates.
This subject affected Home windows Servers performing as Area Controllers after the set up of the replace.
Sadly, this bug affected nearly all actively supported Home windows and Home windows Servers releases.
4. New Home windows KB5009543, KB5009566 updates break L2TP VPN connections
Microsoft’s January 2022 Patch Tuesday updates broke LL2TP VPN connections for a lot of customers utilizing Home windows’ built-in VPN shopper.
Different Home windows customers reported that the bug additionally affected connections to SonicWall, Cisco Meraki, and WatchGuard Firewalls, with the latter’s shopper additionally affected by the bug.
3. Russia faces IT disaster with simply two months of knowledge storage left
Russian media reported that the nation was dealing with a vital IT storage disaster after Western cloud suppliers pulled overseas on account of sanctions.
These sanctions left Russia with solely two extra months of knowledge storage for cell carriers, on-line leisure suppliers, and streaming companies.
Russia was exploring varied options to resolve this IT storage drawback, starting from leasing all obtainable home information storage to seizing IT sources left behind by companies that pulled overseas.
2. New Home windows Server updates trigger DC boot loops, break Hyper-V
This story is concerning the January 2022 updates breaking a variety of enterprise options and inflicting important points, together with Hyper-V not beginning, area controllers spontaneously rebooting, and inaccessible ReFS volumes.
Microsoft resolved these points by releasing emergency out-of-band (OOB) updates later within the month.
1. Microsoft is testing adverts within the Home windows 11 File Explorer
Lastly, Microsoft started utilizing the Home windows 11 File Explorer app in Insider builds to advertise different companies, similar to OneDrive and Microsoft Editor.
Whereas most of those “adverts” are innocuous and for different Home windows/Microsoft options or companies, many are annoyed that they’re being proven and not using a strategy to disable them.
Home windows Senior Product Supervisor Brandon LeBlanc advised BleepingComputer that “this was an experimental banner that was not supposed to be printed externally and was turned off.”