Category Archives: devices

Surface Pro 3 Firmware Update (Nov. 7, 2018)

Short information for owners of a Surface Pro 3. Microsoft has released a firmware update on November 7, 2018 to fix security and a bug in the Device Manager.

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Security: Vulnerability in Lexmark All-in-one devices

[German]Lexmark has discovered a vulnerability in it’s All-in-one devices within the color fax function. Lexmark published a security advisory about this vulneratbility. Currently it’s unclear, if Lexmark provides firmware updates do mitigate the vulnerability within his devices.

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First foldable Smartphone available (in China)

[German]A mobile device with a flexible or foldable display is being developed by some manufacturers and pictures of prototypes are appearing again and again. But now it seems to be real: A Chinese manufacturer presented the FlexPai for sale on … Continue reading

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Lenovo ThinkPad: UEFI settings bricks devices

[German]Owners of current Lenovo ThinkPad models who changes some UEFI/BIOS settings run the risk of breaking their devices. Here is some information.

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Surface Pro 3: Vulnerability in TPM chip–update required!

[German]Microsoft have been used TPM chips from Infineon in Surface Pro 3. These chips probably contain vulnerabilities in some versions. Affected owners of a Surface Pro 3 should therefore install an TPM update. 

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Windows 10 Mobile: Bootloader unlocker is Open Source

A brief information for for people who still have Windows 10 Mobile devices and use them for handicrafts. René Lergner has released his bootloader unlocker code as Open Source.

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Beware of BIOS Update 0373 for Intel NUCs

[German]Owners of an Intel NUC with Broadwell CPUs should be careful with a BIOS update to version RYBDWi35.86A. This may cause the system to stop booting. 

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Critical vulnerabilities in NAS devices from WD, NetGear, SeaGate, and Medion

[German]Bad news for owners of NAS systems (WD My Book, NetGear Stora, SeaGate Home, Medion LifeCloud NAS). Security researchers have found several critical vulnerabilities within this devices.

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Apple Event on October 30, 2018

Apple invited the US press today to an event in New York on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. The event will start at 10:00 a.m. local time at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Howard Gilman Opera House.

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D-Link router can be compromised

[German]Does anyone use a D-Link router? In eight models, there are several security vulnerabilities that can be used to completely compromise the devices. 

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