Category Archives: devices

Camera for facial recognition discovered in Invenda vending machines (Mars, Coca-Cola)

[German]An unpleasant story that went public come to light in Canada. An error message on the display of a vending machine from which you can buy sweets such as MMs or Mars bars prompted a student at a Canadian university … Continue reading

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Attacks on OpenVPN servers (Synology and others) since Feb. 2024

[German]It seems that products, that using OpenVPN servers, are now under (Brute Force) attacks. A blog reader contacted me by email the other day because he had observed strange behavior. His logs showed access attempts from the same IP addresses … Continue reading

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How to find weak passwords in Active Directory and eliminate them with PowerShell

[Sponsored Post]Weak or compromised passwords are a known gateway for attackers. If you are able to identify which users in Active Directory (AD) are threatened by this, then PowerShell can help to remedy it. However, PowerShell scripts cannot eliminate basic AD deficits, other tools are needed for this. More ...

Vulnerabilities in HP Laser printers (Feb. 2024)

[German]Printer manufacturer Hewlett Packard has published security messages warning of vulnerabilities in various HP Laserjet printers. These vulnerabilities can be used to inject code. The manufacturer has provided firmware updates to close the vulnerabilities in its devices. Thanks to the … Continue reading

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Using Ubiquiti Router with standard passwords? Reset your device after a spy network was unfold

[German]International law enforcement agencies (FBI, BKA etc.) have broken up a suspected Russian espionage network that was infecting routers from the manufacturer Ubiquiti. The spy network has been shut down last week. However, users of Ubiquiti routers should now reset … Continue reading

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Security incident: 13,000 Wyze camera users see images of other users

[German]Security camera vendor, Wyze, recently experienced technical problems. Users reported that they were suddenly shown other people's camera images. The provider has now confirmed the security incident. Around 13,000 users were affected and were shown the camera data of other … Continue reading

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Cybersecurity: The risks associated with photovoltaic solar systems

[German]The increasing decentralization of the power supply using solar cell systems not only represents progress in the energy transition, but also raises new security issues. Trend Micro has examined the IT security of systems for decentralized energy supply in a … Continue reading

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FRITZ!Box: Entering the URL fritz.box suddenly redirects to an external page

[German]Problem for users of an AVM FRITZ!Box family broadband routers who try to access the router's administration interface from the home network. However, when entering the URL fritz.box, users do not end up on the routers firmware FRITZ!Box login page, … Continue reading

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WTF: HP claims to "protect" users from "viruses" by blocking third-party ink cartridges

[German]It's crazy or "what the fuck" (WTF) what printer manufacturer HP is sucking out of its fingers again. The company has attracted a lot of negative attention because it blocks third-party ink cartridges through firmware updates, even retrospectively. There have … Continue reading

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Bitdefender finds vulnerabilities in Bosch BCC100 thermostats

[German]Security provider Bitdefender has informed me that security researchers in its labs have found vulnerabilities in Bosch BCC100 thermostats. Hackers can use these vulnerabilities to take control of such smart thermostats and gain access to smart home networks. The experts … Continue reading

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iPhone survives fall from almost 5 km after flight 1282 accident

[German]In the USA, an iPhone and another smartphone were found to have survived a free fall from a height of around 4.8 km from an airplane in which a door had broken off in flight. The iPhone was even still … Continue reading

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