Category Archives: devices

Microsoft Security Advisory (Surfaces) 08/08/2018

Microsoft issued another Microsoft Security Advisory on August 8, 2018. This concerns notes for Microsoft Surface devices regarding the Speculative Store Bypass (ADV180012) and Rogue System Register Read (ADV180013) vulnerabilities.

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Black Hat: Millions of Smartphones vulnerable

[German]Security researchers have analyzed smartphones on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). They found vulnerabilities in devices from four major U.S. carriers that can be exploited.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 vulnerable to Meltdown

Surprise: The Samsung Galaxy S7 is also affected by the meltdown vulnerability, although no Intel CPU is working there. This was announced to Reuters by security researchers from the University of Graz. Researchers Daniel Gruss, Moritz Lipp and Michael Schwarz … Continue reading

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A Windows Update bricked Steven Sinofsky’s Surface RT

[German]A little Schadenfreude and a nice story for for annoyed Windows users who are facing a bricked system after an update install. Also happens to more prominent people, like Mr. Steven Sinofsky…

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Remote Code Execution vulnerability in HP inkjet printers

[German]Here is a security notification for users of HP inkjet printers. HP has discovered vulnerabilities in the firmware of various printers that allow remote code execution.

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Surface-Firmware Updates July 2018

[German]Microsoft has released a series of firmware updates for the Surface Laptop, Surface Pro 4 and Surface Pro this week. Here is a short overview.

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Kensington introduced a cool Surface Pro Dock

Kensington has developed a dock for the Microsoft Surface Pro, which transforms the tablet into a kind of mini surface studio. This means, the Surface can be arranged to float at any angle. 

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Microsoft Surface Go tablet for 399 US $

[German]The rumors of the last days has been true. Microsoft has introduced the Surface Go Tablet, which is entering the education market with a price starting at 399 US $ and a 10-inch display. From today, July 10, 2018, pre-orders … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Project Andromeda – Dual-Screen-Surface?

[German]So far I haven’t written about all rumors on Microsoft’s project Andromeda. Now, however, there are new information that concretizes some things. Microsoft’s Project Andromeda could be a foldable surface smartphone for your pocket.

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Vulnerability in TP-Link-Router TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND

[German]Security advice for owners of the TP-Link routers TL-WR841N and TL-WR841ND. Both models have security vulnerabilities, making the devices vulnerable to brute force and and cross-site request forgery attacks..

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