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Nation wide disruption with Verifon H5000 payment terminals in Germany

[German]Since May 24, 2022, the terminals for card payments with giro and EC cards have been disrupted in numerous stores and gas stations nationwide in Germany. Customers of almost all banks were affected – although I also encountered institutions such … Continue reading

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Researchers: Malware can run on iPhones that are switched off

[German]A smartphone that is switched off is not off – we know this from movies where batteries are removed from smartphones and the devices are placed in a refrigerator or tin cans. It is certainly possible to run malware on … Continue reading

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Report: Apple tests iPhones with USB-C port

[German]Anonymous sources reported to Bloomberg, Apple is testing future iPhone models that replace the current Lightning charging port with the more widespread USB-C port. This would be an absolute paradigm shift for Apple and its customers. Advertising

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China bans Mac, Windows and foreign PCs for government agencies and state-owned enterprises

The Chinese government has decided to free itself from dependence on foreign suppliers within two years. To this end, Apple products, Windows and foreign PCs, especially from Dell and HP, are to be replaced by domestic solutions/products in all government … Continue reading

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BIOS updates fix critical vulnerabilities in HP's business and consumer models and Intel CPUs (May 2022)

[German]Hewlett Packard (HP) has recently published a security advisory. This warning addresses two vulnerabilities in the firmware of over 200 HP models (business and consumer variants) that allow the firmware to be overwritten. The vulnerabilities have been given a security … Continue reading

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Manufacturing defects: Cisco warns of DIMM failures

[German]Cisco has issued a warning for memory chips (DIMMs) that are likely to be used in its own products, such as the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS). A limited number of Cisco-supplied DIMMs manufactured in the mid-to-late 2020s are prone … Continue reading

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TLStorm 2.0: 5 critical vulnerabilities in network switches from Aruba and Avaya

[German]Network switches from Aruba and Avaya are vulnerable to RCE attacks due to 5 vulnerabilities. Security researchers from Armis, a company specializing in networked devices, who discovered the vulnerabilities call them "TLStorm 2.0" – because there was already the TLStorm … Continue reading

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Sinclair ZX Spectrum turns 40

[German]Today is a memorable day for some (older) computer enthusiasts. Because the 8-bit computer Sinclair ZX Spectrum was released exactly 40 years ago, and made some fellow citizens become "computer freaks". The following is a brief outline of the year … Continue reading

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USB-C as a uniform standard for charging cable is coming in Europe

[German]The next hurdle to make the USB-C standard as mandatory for charging cables for mobile devices in Europe has cleared – and the standard can probably come soon (Summer 2024). The Committee for the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) … Continue reading

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CISA Warning: New APT Cyber Tools Targets ICS/SCADA Systems

[German]There is a warning from CISA and other organizations in the U.S. aimed at manufacturers and operators of process control systems and controllers (ICS/SCADA systems). Cyber groups (APTs) have developed new attack tools with which they can attack various industrial … Continue reading

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