Category Archives: devices

Surface Pro/Surface Laptop teardowns–not repairable

The folks from iFixit has published teardowns of Microsoft’s Surface Pro and Surface Laptop. The iFixit-Verdict: The Surface Laptop is not a laptop. It’s a glue-filled monstrosity. Both notebooks are practically not repairable.

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No Android 7 (Nougat) for OnePlus 2

Bad news for users of a OnePlus 2 handset. Although the vendor promised an update to Android 7, it’s now clear, that this update never will arrive. According to Android Authority, OnePlus told this site, that ‘customer service has been … Continue reading

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Surface Pro 3: Firmware Update June 2017

Microsoft has released on June 6, 2017 another firmware update for Microsoft Surface Pro 3. This updates UEFI and also the Embedded Controller Firmware.

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Exchange ActiveSync: no calendar attachments on mobiles

[German]Some users of mobile devices facing a problem. Attachments for calendar are not downloaded from Exchange ActiveSync client on mobile devices. But there is a solution from Microsoft.

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Firmware-Update for Surface Pro 4 (May 25, 2017)

[German]Microsoft has released another Firmware-Update for Surface Pro 4 on  May 25, 2017. This update contains allc urrent software, firmware, and drivers for the Surface Pro 4; including optional WinTab drivers.

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Subtitles put video player at risk–hacked in translation

Video players are vulnerable. Check Point researchers revealed a new attack vector which threatens millions of users worldwide – attack by subtitles viewed in media players.

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Surface Pro 4 Refresh aka ‘Surface Pro’: First leaks

[German]Microsoft will show next week a refreshed Surface Pro 4 in Shanghai (China) – first images are leaked. 

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The HP Conexant audio driver ‘stop keylogger’ placebo update

[German]A few days ago I’ve reported about a key logger within HP’s Conexant audio drivers for several devices. HP claimed this key logger has been left accidentally within the driver and offered quickly an update to ‘remove’ the key logger. … Continue reading

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NVIDIA GPU graphics driver vulnerability and update

Nvidia has published a Security Bulletin on May 9, 2017, informing users about several vulnerabilities in it’s GPU graphics drivers.

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HP Notebooks: Keylogger in Conexant’s audio driver

[German]It’s a nasty surprise, what Thorsten Schröder, from Swiss modzero AG, discovered in Conexant’s audio drivers shipped with some HP notebooks. The driver is logging all key strokes and writes it into a public log file – a security night … Continue reading

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