Category Archives: General

Class action lawsuit against HP over blocked cartridges

[German]A small addendum to a topic that I’ve had on my scratch sheet for a few weeks now. The printer manufacturer Hewlett Packard (HP) has been annoying users lately by blocking the use of third-party ink or toner through firmware … Continue reading

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Apple shows repairability index on products in France

[German]Apple has started displaying a repairability index in France in its web stores for the purchase of new devices. The company is thus fulfilling a regulatory requirement so that customers can find out about the repairability of an iPhone, iPad … Continue reading

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Egregor ransomware gang members arrested

[German]Law enforcement has struck another blow against cybercriminals. Investigators from the French and Ukrainian police were able to identify members of the Egregor ransomware group and now arrested them in Ukraine – according to a media report by Inter France. … Continue reading

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VP Microsoft 365, Brad Anderson, leaves Microsoft

Brad Anderson, Corporate Vice President, responsible for Microsoft 365 development (Windows 10+Office 365 etc.) is leaving the company to join Utah-based Qualtrics(subsidiary of SAP). Advertising

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5G: Where are the fastest next-gen networks?

[German]The current 5th Generation of mobile device networking is unfolding faster than ever, promising download, upload, and latency speeds 10 to 100 times faster than the current 4G network. The Coronavirus pandemic didn’t impact the 5G networks’ rapid deployment throughout … Continue reading

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Happy new year 2021

That’s what I wish all blog readers – and also health and happiness – and of course no New Year’s hangover. Advertising

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Book: Hacking Multifactor Authentication

[German]A small note for my blog reader. It’s such apparent certainties that make us feel ‘well secured and taken care of’ security-wise. All you need is Multifactor Authentication (MFA) and good security software and everything is secured. As of December … Continue reading

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HP ends Free Instant Ink subscription for new customers

[German] HP announced recently the end of lifetime Free HP Instant Ink subscription for customers. The Free Instant Ink offer was dedicated to customers with low print volume. After a lot of protest from customers, the program will continue at … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas …

to all my blog readers. And always remember: In 365 days it will be Christmas again. Advertising

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Bundeskartellamt examines linkage between Oculus and the Facebook network

[German]The Bundeskartellamt (German Federal Cartel Office) has initiated an investigation against Facebook. The goal is to examine the linkage between Oculus virtual reality products and the social network and Facebook platform for a possible abuse. Advertising

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