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Surface Pro 3: Vulnerability in TPM chip–update required!

[German]Microsoft have been used TPM chips from Infineon in Surface Pro 3. These chips probably contain vulnerabilities in some versions. Affected owners of a Surface Pro 3 should therefore install an TPM update. 

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Windows 10 Mobile: Bootloader unlocker is Open Source

A brief information for for people who still have Windows 10 Mobile devices and use them for handicrafts. René Lergner has released his bootloader unlocker code as Open Source.

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Beware of BIOS Update 0373 for Intel NUCs

[German]Owners of an Intel NUC with Broadwell CPUs should be careful with a BIOS update to version RYBDWi35.86A. This may cause the system to stop booting. 

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Critical vulnerabilities in NAS devices from WD, NetGear, SeaGate, and Medion

[German]Bad news for owners of NAS systems (WD My Book, NetGear Stora, SeaGate Home, Medion LifeCloud NAS). Security researchers have found several critical vulnerabilities within this devices.

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Apple Event on October 30, 2018

Apple invited the US press today to an event in New York on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. The event will start at 10:00 a.m. local time at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Howard Gilman Opera House.

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D-Link router can be compromised

[German]Does anyone use a D-Link router? In eight models, there are several security vulnerabilities that can be used to completely compromise the devices. 

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FOSS LinuxBoot replaces UEFI on servers

[German]Vendors using Linux-Servers intends to move away from proprietary hardware with UEFI, Intel ME & Co. The free LinuxBoot is the answer to the UEFI glue of the commercial manufacturers, but is limited to the server area. Here is some … Continue reading

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TAP: Wearable Keybord for VR Fans

What do VR fans do when they want to type a test? A keyboard doesn’t really exist in virtual reality, and if so, how do you type it? The solution is a ‘wearable keyboard’, i.e. a keyboard that can be … Continue reading

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Surface Pro (2017) Firmware update improves battery reliability

Microsoft has released a firmware update (Surface – Firmware – 234.2317.257.0) for Surface Pro (2017). According to the changelog, this should improve the battery reliability. The update is available for all Surface Pro (Model 1796 & Model 1807) devices with … Continue reading

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Is a HP Firmware Update blocking again Third Party Ink Cartridges?

[German]The aim of this blog post is to find out whether there are any potential victims. The topic: There is a suspicion that HP is again (possibly erroneously) blocking ink cartridges from third-party manufacturers in its inkjet printers by updating … Continue reading

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