Category Archives: computer

Vendors ‘rootkit’: ‘Windows Platform Binary Table’ (WPBT)

[German]Within this blog post I like to address a feature called ‘Windows Platform Binary Table’ (WPBT), that has been used aon OEM PCs to enable manufacturers to download and install their software, even if the user tries a clean install … Continue reading

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1st Firmware Update for Surface Book 2

Microsoft has released the first firmware update for Surface Book 2, the Microsoft tablet, that has been available sind a few days.

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VirtualBox 5.1.28: Issues with Windows 10 guests

[German]On September 13, 2017, Oracle has released VirtualBox Version 5.1.28. It’s a maintenance update, that fixes several issues. But it raises new issues with Windows 10 guests.

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Using Kyocera FS-1041 under macOS 10.12 Sierra

[German]Today a short information for Mac users. How to use a Kyocera FS-1041 laser printer in macOS Sierra 10.12. The Kyocera website doesn’t provides a driver for macOS Sierra.

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Hack: Disable Intel’s Management Engine

[German]Security Researchers from Russian security firm Positive Technologies has found a way, to disable the unsecure, vulnerable and much hated Intel Management Engine (ME) 11 on Boards.

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Adobe Reader / Digital Editions security updates 08/08/2017

[German]Adobe has released some security updates for his Adobe PDF Readers. And there is a security update for Adobe Digital Editions.

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Flash Player Update 26.0.0.151 (August 8, 2017)

[German]Adobe (and Microsoft) has released on August 8, 2017 another Flash Player update that fixes vulnerabilities. Here are a few details about this security update.

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Ubuntu: Fix Google GPG Error

[German]Since August 4, 2017 using the command apt update ends with an Google GPG error. The reason: A public GPG key used to sign Google’s code for Linux repositories has been changed. But it’s easy to fix this issue.

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VirtualBox 5.1.26 released

Oracle has released the virtualization software VirtualBox Version 5.1.26 on July 27, 2017 as a maintenance update.

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