Category Archives: devices

New Intel Spectre V2 microcode updates (02/20/2018)

[German]Intel released another batch of microcode updates (to OEMs) to close the Spectre V2 vulnerability for 6th, 7th and 8th generation Intel CPUs.

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Netgear router easily hackable – update your firmware

German Netgear routers has (again) several vulnerabilities in the firmware that can be used to overtake devices without a password. However, firmware updates are available to close the vulnerabilities.

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Fire Hazard: Recall of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptops

[German]Lenovo recalls certain models of its ThinkPad X1 Carbon notebook series due to fire hazard. However, only devices of the 5th generation that were manufactured between December 2016 and October 2017 are affected.

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PSA: Vulnerabilities in Cisco products – updates required

[German]Some Cisco products contains contains critical vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities are quoted with warning level 10 of 10. Cisco Firewalls and Applicance should be updated as as soon as possible.

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Microsoft Surface: TPM updates, coil whine and LTE image

[German]Today an article about Microsoft Surface models addressing several topcis. Some Surface Book 2 devices has coil whine, and Microsoft released TPM firmware updates. And there is a trick to obtain a recovery image for the Surface LTE.

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Seagate patched silently a security flaw in NAS devices

[German]Do you own a Seagate NAS device? Seagate has fixed quietly a security vulnerability in the firmware of their Seagate Personal Cloud Home Media Storage.

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HP Notebook Battery Safety Recall and Replacement Program

[German]HP has just launched a safety-related battery recall for HP notebooks and mobile workstations. This is due to overheating of the batteries with a fire hazard. Owners of HP equipment must check whether they are affected.

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Design flaw in Intel CPUs set operating systems at risk

[German]A design flaw in existing Intel x86 CPUs seems to have serious implications for all operating systems running on these CPUs. The Linux kernel has already been patched. But what about Windows and other operating systems running on these CPUs?

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Vulnerability in Palo Alto Networks Firewalls

[German]Here’s a security information for administrators using Palo Alto Networks firewalls with PAN-OS . In PAN-OS there are several critical bugs, which enables attackers to gain remote root access to the firewalls.

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Vulnerability: Fortinet’s FortiClient leaks VPN client credentials

[German]The NextGeneration Endpoint Protection solution from Fortinet, FortiClient, contains also a VPN client. This client exposes credentials, but an update is available. I don’t know, if blog readers are using FortiClient, but I’m publishing the information as public service announcement … Continue reading

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