Category Archives: devices

Seagate patched silently a security flaw in NAS devices

[German]Do you own a Seagate NAS device? Seagate has fixed quietly a security vulnerability in the firmware of their Seagate Personal Cloud Home Media Storage.

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HP Notebook Battery Safety Recall and Replacement Program

[German]HP has just launched a safety-related battery recall for HP notebooks and mobile workstations. This is due to overheating of the batteries with a fire hazard. Owners of HP equipment must check whether they are affected.

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Design flaw in Intel CPUs set operating systems at risk

[German]A design flaw in existing Intel x86 CPUs seems to have serious implications for all operating systems running on these CPUs. The Linux kernel has already been patched. But what about Windows and other operating systems running on these CPUs?

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Vulnerability in Palo Alto Networks Firewalls

[German]Here’s a security information for administrators using Palo Alto Networks firewalls with PAN-OS . In PAN-OS there are several critical bugs, which enables attackers to gain remote root access to the firewalls.

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Vulnerability: Fortinet’s FortiClient leaks VPN client credentials

[German]The NextGeneration Endpoint Protection solution from Fortinet, FortiClient, contains also a VPN client. This client exposes credentials, but an update is available. I don’t know, if blog readers are using FortiClient, but I’m publishing the information as public service announcement … Continue reading

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#flickergate: Surface Pro 4 Screen issue still unfixed

[German]Microsoft is currently focusing on Surface Book 2, Surface Laptop and Surface Pro LTE. Apparently, the owners of a Surface Pro 4 are left with issues. They complain about flickering screens and the term #flickergate has already been established.

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Surface Pro LTE: Firmware Update

The Surface Pro LTE is just available since hours, now Microsoft has released a 0-Day Firmware update with drivers.

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Security update for HP printers is available

[German]There are security vulnerabilities in the firmware of various HP printers that allow remote code execution. HP is supposedly preparing a firmware update, which should be released this week. Update: The firmware update has been released.

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Surface Book 2 Recovery Image available

[German]Microsoft just released the recovery image for its brand new Microsoft Surface Book 2. The recovery image is required, if a recovery via Windows 10 isn’t possible.

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Made by Google: Pixel 2 without ear bud

[German]Google’s Pixel 2 (and Pixel XL) are flag ships and reference for modern Android smartphones, available since October 19, 2017. But it’s ‘made by Google’ – means hefty price, but stingy equipment.

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