Category Archives: devices

Surface Firmware-Updates for Windows 10 May 2019 Update

The feature update to Windows 10 May 2019 Update (V1903) is just around the corner. Microsoft has therefore released a bunch of firmware updates for its Surface family in order to upgrade the devices for the new Windows version.

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Zombieload: New vulnerability in Intel CPUs

[German]Security researchers have uncovered a new vulnerability in Intel CPUs. The vulnerability, called Zombieload, can be exploited by speculative side-channel attacks (such as Meltdown and Spectre) and will affect Intel processors from 2011.

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Surface Tools for IT Version 1.0 released

[German]Microsoft has provided a collection of tools for IT departments as form of ‘Surface Tools for IT’. Version 1.0 of the collection has been released for free download end of April 2019.

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Dell devices: RCE vulnerabilities in SupportAssist Client

[German]The Dell Support Assist Client, which ships with Dell devices, has several vulnerabilities that allow Remote Code Execution (RCE). Dell has therefore issued an appropriate security warning.

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Vulnerability in Broadcom’s WiFi drivers, million devices at risk

[German]A major vulnerability in Broadcom’s WiFi drivers enables remote code execution and threatens millions of computers, smartphones, tablets and IoT devices.

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Driver updates for Surface Laptop 1/2 and Studio 2

At the end of March 2019, Microsoft released driver updates for the ambient light sensor for the Surface Laptop and the Surface Laptop 2. There is also a cumulative firmware and driver update for Surface Studio 2.

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Surface Book 2: Weak Surface Dock power supply

A weak design of the Surface Dock is causing, that a Surface Book 2 is not supplied with power from the dock under heavy load (e.g. gaming). The device will drain then the battery.

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Microsoft Band: Apps and services will stop on 05/31/2019

[German]On May 31, 2019, Microsoft will turn off all services for the ‘Microsoft Band’ (fitness tracker) and remove the apps from the stores. Owners will then have a piece of (partially) useless electronic scrap, if they still use the fitness … Continue reading

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Microsoft Surface Go Firmware Update

Microsoft has released a firmware update for its Microsoft Surface Go (the Wi-Fi model). The updates are released on February 19, 2019. The Surface Go Update-Historie has just been updated.

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Google Nest Secure with ‘secret’ microphone

Google made a big mistake: The Google Nest Secure alarm system contains a microphone that was never mentioned within the specs or within Googles product sites.

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