Category Archives: devices

Prices for Surface Services

[German]Microsoft has published a new list for repairs of Surface devices that are out of warranty. Device owners can see, for example, how much a battery replacement or a display replacement will cost, since flat rates are used. Advertising

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Malware infection of Gigaset Android phones and the WhatsApp/SIM problem

[German]After the (supply chain) malware attack on various Gigaset Android smartphones, WhatsApp access was blocked for many users. There is an option to have the access unlocked again. Since several people have asked whether it is safe to continue using … Continue reading

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Gigaset: Roadblocks in cleaning up the malware attack (April 12, 2021)

[German]Older models of Gigaset smartphones have been attacked by malware via the manufacturer’s update servers from March 26, 2021 – and increasingly from April 1, 2021. The manufacturer, Gigaset, has issued the information Lösung Malware-Angriff Smartphones with instructions on how … Continue reading

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Malware infection of Gigaset Android devices: Analyses and options for action (April 8/9. 2021) – Part 2

[German]In Part 1 I had analyzed the information Lösung Malware-Angriff Smartphones released by the company Gigaset on April 8, 2021 with regard to the automatic deletion of the malware infection of various Android devices. This works, according to previous feedback, … Continue reading

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Malware infection of Gigaset Android devices: Analyses and options for action (April 8/9. 2021) – Part 1

[German]Smartphone vendor Gigaset published a document names Lösung Malware-Angriff Smartphones on April 8, 2021, that should help to cleas Android phones infected by malware since April 1, 2021. In the following text, I will compile and comment the information given … Continue reading

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Update on malware attack on Gigaset Android devices (April 6 2021)

[German]A quick update for all those affected by the malware infection of Gigaset Android devices via update server. I had on April 5, 2021 a phone conversation with German vendor Gigaset where they informed me about a few preliminary details … Continue reading

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Surface Book 2 driver/firmware updates (April 2, 2021)

[German]Microsoft has released new driver/firmware updates for the Microsoft Surface Book 2 as of April 2, 2021. The update package includes drivers, among others to improve the graphics output.  Advertising

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German Gigaset Android Update Server probably delivers malware

[German]A German blog reader just informed me, that German smartphone manufacturer Gigaset seems to be affected by a hack. At least one of the Android update servers is probably delivering malware. Here’s the information I have so far. Advertising

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Apple shows repairability index on products in France

[German]Apple has started displaying a repairability index in France in its web stores for the purchase of new devices. The company is thus fulfilling a regulatory requirement so that customers can find out about the repairability of an iPhone, iPad … Continue reading

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Will February 2021 updates force Windows 10 machines into the pre-boot menu?

[German]Short question for the blog readership: have you encountered any cases these days where Windows 10 machines running version 1909 or later lapse into the pre-boot menu after booting? A blog reader confronted me with this problem. Advertising

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