Category Archives: devices

Google fixes Chrome OS bug that locks out users

[German]Google made a serious mistake when updating to Chrome OS 91.0.4772.165: A typo in the code meant that users could no longer log in. Google then removed the update from its servers. Android Police had reported here. Now Google is … Continue reading

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Are QNAP NAS systems (TVS-872XT) dying a sudden death after shutdown?

[German]Is there a problem with NAS systems from QNAP that certain models suddenly fail and “die”, so to speak, during shutdown. The units can no longer be booted afterwards. I have found affected people with the TVS-872XT model, but also … Continue reading

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Serious vulnerability in printer drivers from HP, Xerox and Samsung

[German]There has been a severe vulnerability CVE-2021-3438 in the printer drivers of the manufacturers HP, Xerox and Samsung (presumably only laser printers) for 16 years, which affects millions of devices. The vulnerability was reported to HP on February 18, 2021, … Continue reading

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Windows 365: The cloud PC presented at Inspire

[German]The rumors have been around for a while, I had reported the week in the article News from Microsoft’s Cloud PC still about it and something to 14/15 July 2021, on the occasion of the Inspire partner conference expected. Now … Continue reading

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News from Microsoft’s Cloud PC

[German]It has been speculated for quite some time that Microsoft is working on a so-called cloud PC (see Is Microsoft planning a ‘Windows 10 Cloud-PC’ for 2021?). However, a launch in spring 2021 has definitely not taken place and Microsoft … Continue reading

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Do IoT devices with built-in "radio chips" endanger IT security?

[German]Interesting aspect I stumbled upon recently. It’s about the question of how Internet of Things (IoT) devices threaten IT security. Because in addition to often serious vulnerabilities in their firmware as well as lack of updates after a short time, … Continue reading

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Chromebooks: Boom will outlast COVID-19 in 2021

[German]There was a real boom in sales of Chromebooks with Google’s ChromeOS in 2020. The analyst firm IDC writes in a forecast that Chromebook sales will continue to boom in 2021. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic subsiding, customers will decide … Continue reading

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UpdateUpdate for BIOS/UEFI vulnerabilities in Dell systems

[German]Dell systems have several vulnerabilities in BIOS/UEFI that could allow attackers to execute code on the systems. Dell has provided firmware updates for the BIOS/UEFI for various products, which users and administrators should install for security reasons. Here is a … Continue reading

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WD My Book Live NAS contents are suddenly deleted worldwide

[German]Anyone with Western Digital My Book Live NAS devices among the blog readership? There is a disturbing development that owners of the devices should keep an eye on. Right now, owners of My Book Live NAS units around the world … Continue reading

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The repairable notebook from Framework

A notebook that can be repaired by the user when faults occur and doesn’t have to be thrown away or sent to support and replaced at horrendous cost? The American startup Framework has set itself the goal of ending the … Continue reading

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