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Microsoft's AI PC with Copilot – some thoughts – Part 1

[German]On May 20, 2024, Microsoft presented its "Copilot+PC" (hardware with AI support and co-pilot). It is supposed to be the herald a new era. But with its A "Copilot+PC", Microsoft may be running into the problem of once again failing … Continue reading

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DICOM protocol: Millions of patient data accessible unprotected via the Internet

[German]It's a very unpleasant situation: the DICOM protocol has been used for decades to exchange X-ray images or images from other imaging procedures with clinics and doctors, for example. It wasn't a problem until someone came up with the idea … Continue reading

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How to find weak passwords in Active Directory and eliminate them with PowerShell

[Sponsored Post]Weak or compromised passwords are a known gateway for attackers. If you are able to identify which users in Active Directory (AD) are threatened by this, then PowerShell can help to remedy it. However, PowerShell scripts cannot eliminate basic AD deficits, other tools are needed for this. More ...

ThinkPad X13s: BIOS Update fixes vulnerabilities

[German]Lenovo has pointed out a number of vulnerabilities in the BIOS of the ThinkPad X13s in a security announcement. These allow memory corruption and information disclosure. A BIOS update is available to close the vulnerabilities. Advertising

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Is Microsoft working on subscription and ad-supported low-cost PCs?

[German]Reports said that Microsoft is internally working on low-cost PCs (low-cost hardware) financed via subscriptions and advertising. This is supposed to open up new business models, possibly after failing as a counterpart to Chromebooks. Advertising

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Cyber attack on Metro AG or just a IT break down? Austria, France, German (and more countries?) affected

[German]Gastronomy wholesaler Metro group is facing currently serious computer issues in it's stores – I guess world wide. First the question raised: Was there a cyber attack on the Metro Group in Austria? At least that's what the information I … Continue reading

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Chuck Peddle: Creator of the 6502 Processor died

In times when I was working with my 1st Microprocessors early in the eighties, there were the 8 bit Intel 808x processors, and the MOS 6502 CPU, that was used in the Apple II, the Commodore C64, the PET 2001 … Continue reading

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Lenovo ships Superfish adware preinstalled on systems

Till now I've quoted Lenovo notebooks as a solid foundation for business purposes. But today this image was badly destroyed – it was uncovered, that Lenovo was shipping Malware/Adware preinstalled on their systems. Advertising

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