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