Category Archives: devices

HPE warns again about possible SSD failures (March 2020)

[German]Manufacturer HPE warns again of a problem with its SSDs for server storage systems (SSDs). A software bug in the firmware can cause the server storage systems to fail after 40,000 hours. A firmware update is available. Advertising

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Mirai Botnet Variant Mukashi targets Zyxel NAS

[German]There is a new variant of the Mirai botnet called Mukashi. The attackers are targeting unpatched Zyxel NAS devices on which the botnet will be installed. Advertising

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Secure-Core PCs protect Windows against driver attacks

[German]The Windows Platform Security Team discusses the technology that secure core PCs can protect Windows against attacks on the kernel, e.g. by compromised drivers. Advertising

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Samsung Galaxy S20: GPS issues and Firmware Update

[German]For users of the Samsung flagship Galaxy S20, the manufacturer has provided a firmware update that probably should solve camera issues. In addition, smartphone owners are complaining about GPS problems – it probably takes an extremely long time to get … Continue reading

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New vulnerabilities CVE-2020-10110, CVE-2020-10111, CVE-2020-10112 in Citrix Gateway

[German]There are three new (and previously unpatched) vulnerabilities CVE-2020-10110, CVE-2020-10111, CVE-2020-10112 in the Citrix Gateway Firmware, which allow attackers to retrieve information or bypass security features. Advertising

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ConfigMgr ‘House-Keeping’ Collections

[German]Today a small article with a tip for administrators who use ConfigMgr for update management of Windows machines. It is about the organization and troubleshooting of SCCM collections. Advertising

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EU initiative ‘Waste reduction and the right to repair

[German]The EU Commission wants to take action against the waste and also electronic devices waste, i.e. appliances that are left without updates shortly after market launch, or devices which are broken just after end of warranty and then be thrown … Continue reading

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Covid-19: Apple allows to disinfect devices (e.g. iPhone)

[German]A brief note for users of Apple products like iPhone, iPad, iPods or Macs. In times of the coronavirus, the manufacturer has made it clear that people are allowed to clean the displays and, if necessary, cases with mild disinfectants. … Continue reading

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Vulnerability CVE-2020-9054 affects Zyxel USG/ATP firewalls

[German]Zyxel’s USG/ATP firewalls are also affected by the CVE-2020-9054 vulnerability, as is their NAS. The vendor has released a firmware update to close the vulnerability. Advertising

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Sophos RED50: Bug that bricks UTMs found and fixed

[German]Good news for administrators using Sophos RED50 devices. The bug in the Sophos UTM version 9.603 software which caused the firmware of the device to crash, leaving it bricked, has been found and fixed via firmware update. Advertising

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