Tag Archives: device

Dell BIOS update causes (boot) issues with notebooks and desktop systems (12.2021)

[German]Any of you with more recent Dell notebooks or desktop systems? Then you might want to be a little cautious with recent BIOS (UEFI) updates and read this post beforehand. There is evidence that a BIOS update from Dell can … Continue reading

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Printing Shellz: Vulnerabilities in HP multi-function printers (MFPs)

[German]Today (Nov. 30,) is Computer Security Day, and this topic fits perfectly. There are several firmware vulnerabilities of certain HP LaserJet, HP LaserJet Managed, HP PageWide and HP PageWide Managed products. These are potentially vulnerable to a buffer overflow. This … Continue reading

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Amazon's newly introduced Astro Robot, a disaster?

[German]As of September 28, 2021, Amzon has introduced a home robot that goes by the name of Astro. The aim of this device is to provide assistance in the home. Keywords are home monitoring and assistance in conjunction with a … Continue reading

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Vulnerabilities in Realtek SDK put IoT devices at risk

[German]Security researchers at IoT Inspector have found multiple vulnerabilities in a Realtek SDK that allow unauthenticated attackers to fully compromise a device and execute arbitrary code with the highest privileges. The SDK is used by many OEMs to implement WiFi … Continue reading

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Pulse Connect Secure RCE Vulnerability CVE-2021-22937

[German]The ncccgroup released a Technical Advisory as of August 5 warning of the RCE vulnerability CVE-2021-22937 in Pulse Connect Secure. The Pulse Connect Secure appliance suffers from an uncontrolled archive extraction vulnerability that allows an attacker to overwrite arbitrary files, … Continue reading

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QNAP investigates AgeLocker ransomware attacks (04/29/2021)

[German]Just recently, QNAP NAS drives were encrypted by a ransomware attack – I went into this topic in the blog post The The QNAP disaster: Ransomware attack on NAS devices. Now the next attack is due. The vendor has again … Continue reading

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The QNAP disaster: Ransomware attack on NAS devices

[German]Another small addendum from this week regarding QNAP security. The manufacturer QNAP has removed a backdoor in the form of an account in the disaster recovery app for NAS backup. In addition, QNAP NAS devices seem to have fallen victim … 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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TP-Link TL-WA701ND AP and a 'Backdoor'

[German]The TP-Link TL-WA701ND AP creates a WLAN network with a hidden SSID, which acts like a backdoor into a network behind the device. A user came across this backdoor by chance. Advertising

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Slingbox discontinued

Slingbox has developed devices, that promises to stream cable services through a single interface and watch them on your phone, tablet, computers and other TVs. Now the vendor has announced, that they discontinued the service of it's product. Advertising

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