Category Archives: devices

Canon sued for disabling printer scan/fax function when ink is missing

[German]A class action lawsuit has been filed in the USA against the device manufacturer Canon, which has come up with a very perfidious scam. If the multifunction devices run out of ink, operation is stopped. One user was so upset … Continue reading

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Tianfu Cup 2021: Exchange 2019 and iPhone hacked

[German]I think the developers at Apple and Microsoft – as well as some other software companies – will have their work cut out for them. At the Chinese Tianfu Cup 2021, which is currently (Oct. 16./17. 2021) underway, there was … Continue reading

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iOS 15.0.2/iPadOS 15.0.2 security update

[German]Apple has released a security update for iPhone to iOS 15.0.2 and for iPad to iOS 15.0.2 as of October 11, 2021, which closes critical 0-day vulnerabilities in the core. According to Apple, the vulnerabilities are already being exploited in … Continue reading

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Critical vulnerabilities in Honeywell Experion PKS and ACE controllers

[German]Critical vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Honeywell Experion PKS controllers C200, C200E, C300 and in the and ACE controllers. ICS-CERT and CISA have issued a warning about this – and the manufacturer Honeywell has issued security advice on what … Continue reading

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Samsung folding smartphone – risk of losing the warranty after throw it to your bed?

[German]Throwing a smartphone onto a bed or a couch isn't normally a problem, nothing bad can actually happen. However, you should not do that if you own a Samsung foldable smartphone (Z Flip 3), since you might lose the warranty … Continue reading

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Amazon's newly introduced Astro Robot, a disaster?

[German]As of September 28, 2021, Amzon has introduced a home robot that goes by the name of Astro. The aim of this device is to provide assistance in the home. Keywords are home monitoring and assistance in conjunction with a … Continue reading

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European Commission proposes a common charger for electronic devices

[German]The European Commission  has announced a legislative proposal by September 23, 2021 to tackle the problem of e-waste caused by different charging interfaces on electronic devices. The move seems necessary after the industry worked for years on a voluntary approach … Continue reading

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Vulnerability in 100 million IP cameras from Hikvision and OEMs

[German]A command injection vulnerability exists in the web server of some Hikvision products due to insufficient input validation. Unauthorized persons could send messages with malicious commands to the web server via this vulnerability. The manufacturer has provided a firmware update … Continue reading

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MikroTik Security Advice (CVE-2018-14847)

[German]Router manufacturer MikroTik has published a security advisory on how to protect its devices against a takeover by the Meris botnet. The Meris gang exploits the CVE-2018-14847 vulnerability, discovered in 2018 and patched long ago, to take over devices and … Continue reading

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Vulnerability in HP OMEN Gaming Hub

[German]Security researchers from SentinelOne have now found a serious vulnerability in the HP OMEN Gaming Hub. The vulnerability in the HP OMEN gaming software driver allows attackers to gain system privileges. This allows system intrusions and malware injection for non-privileged … Continue reading

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