Category Archives: devices

Wi-Fi issues: iOS 14.x constantly uses new Wi-Fi MAC addresses

[German]Users of Apple iPads and iPhones that have switched to the new iOS 14 may run into ossies with WLAN access. The devices is using constantly new Wi-Fi MAC addresses. This may causes trouble with routers when MAC filtering is … Continue reading

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Linux: Many Lenovo Thinkpads available soon with Ubuntu

[German]Lenovo will increasingly rely on Linux in the future. While various workstation systems with Linux pre-installed were already available in the past, Lenovo is now expanding the program. In the future 20 Thinkpad and ThinkStation models will available with a … Continue reading

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Watch OS 7 & iOS 14 breaks Authenticator app functionality

[German]A brief information for user of an Apple smart watch or iOS 14 device, using Microsoft’s Authenticator app. After updating to Watch OS 7 or iOS 14, communication with the two-factor authentication app no longer works. And there are also … Continue reading

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Video Encoder for HiSilicon-Chips (Huawei) with critical vulnerabilities

[German]Security researcher Alexei Kojenov has discovered serious security vulnerabilities in software video encoders written for HI3520D chipsets from Huawei subsidiary HiSilicon. Because of a discovered access with a standard password, he even writes from a backdoor. Advertising

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Windows 10 2004: Microsoft confirms BSODs on ThinkPads caused by Updates

[German]Users of Lenovo ThinkPads with Windows 10 Version 2004 and Lenovo Vantage software have been annoyed by BlueScreens (error SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED in ldiagio.sys) caused by updates since August 2020. Now Microsoft has confirmed the issue  Advertising

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Google sends out invitations for Sept. 30, 2020

Google yesterday sent out invitations to a hardware event for the end of September 2020 to the press. The event will run under the motto ‘Launch Night In – Made By Google’ and is scheduled to take place on September … Continue reading

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Firmware and Driver Updates for Surface Book 3

[German]On September 4, 2020, Microsoft released a larger firmware and driver update package for its Surface Book 3. The aim is to improve reliability and stability. Advertising

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Cisco security advisories for Network OS

[German]Administrators of Cisco products (switches etc.) need to patch. That’s because the manufacturer issued six security advisories this week with warnings about weak points in products. Advertising

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Surface Laptop 3: Fix for sporadic restarts is tested

[German]Users of a Surface Laptop 3 sometimes suffer from sporadic restarts of the device. Microsoft seems to have found the cause and is now testing a fix with Windows Insiders for its effectiveness. Advertising

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Bug in Thales modules endangers security of millions of connected devices

[German]A vulnerability in Thales modules threatens the security of millions of critical, interconnected devices in the automotive, energy, telecommunications and medical sectors. It allows hackers to hijack the device or access the internal network. In some cases, the vulnerability can … Continue reading

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