Category Archives: devices

Fraunhofer test: Huge security flaws in common home routers

[German]Security researchers at German Fraunhofer Institute looked at 127 common routers for home use. The had the latest firmware installed, but the researchers  came to some frightening results. Almost all devices had alarming security flaws. Advertising

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Alert: Patch CVE-2020-2021 (in Palo Alto Networks products)

[German]Warning about the SAML vulnerability CVE-2020-2021 in various devices from the vendor Palo Alto and similar products. It can be assumed that the vulnerability will soon be exploited by cyber criminals to penetrate networks. Advertising

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Firmware Update for Surface Go 2

Microsoft has started the rollout the June 2020 firmware update for Surface Go 2 devices. It provides improvements for Touch and UEFI – see also this short article. Advertising

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QNAP Security Advisory about eCh0raix Ransomware

[German]NAS manufacturer QNAP has now issued a security warning because its devices are under attack by the eCh0raix ransomware. Advertising

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Expired certificates kick IoT devices out of business

[German]Now a view at the ‘bitter end of smart devices’ such as smart TVs, refrigerators or other IoT devices (smart speakers, thermostats, etc.) becomes visible. There are not even missing updates for their software. Expired security certificates could kick those … Continue reading

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CallStranger UPnP bug allows data theft, DDoS etc.

[German]Currently, billions of devices are at risk from a bug if UPnP is used there. The vulnerability, called CallStranger, allows for data extraction, denial of service (DDoS) attacks, and internal network scanning. Advertising

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Firmware Updates for Surfaces

Brief info for owners of various older Surface devices. Microsoft has given them firmware updates. This ranges from the Surface Pro 5/6 to the Surface Laptop and Laptop 2. The links to the respective update history may be found here … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Bug: USB printers not detected

[German]In Windows 10, a bug in versions 1903 through 2004 can cause printers connected to USB ports to no longer be recognized. Microsoft has now confirmed this issue. Advertising

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Windows 10 Version 2004: External display turns black

[English]There is the next problem for those who switch to the Windows 10 May 2020 Update (Version 2004). In certain constellations it can happen that external displays turn black and no longer show anything. Advertising

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Firmware-Update for Surface Studio and Surface Pro X

Microsoft has released firmware updates for the Surface Studio and the ARM-based Surface Pro X. A list for the Surface Pro X is available here. For the Surface Studio (1st generation) the update history with the details can be found … Continue reading

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