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Critical RCE Vulnerability CVE-2022-32548 in DrayTek Vigor Routers

[German]Brief note for administrators and users who may be deploying Vigor routers in their environment. Security researchers have come across a critical Remote Code Execution vulnerability (RCE) that allows attackers to take over the router. DrayTek has provided a corresponding … Continue reading

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HP Pavilion Windows devices stutters (July 2022)

[German]I have come across reports of HP Pavilion 15 notebooks with Windows 10 suddenly stalling in operation. I'll summarize what I've had read – maybe there are people affected among the readers – otherwise as a hint to support engineers … Continue reading

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Nation wide disruption with Verifon H5000 payment terminals in Germany

[German]Since May 24, 2022, the terminals for card payments with giro and EC cards have been disrupted in numerous stores and gas stations nationwide in Germany. Customers of almost all banks were affected – although I also encountered institutions such … Continue reading

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Manufacturing defects: Cisco warns of DIMM failures

[German]Cisco has issued a warning for memory chips (DIMMs) that are likely to be used in its own products, such as the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS). A limited number of Cisco-supplied DIMMs manufactured in the mid-to-late 2020s are prone … Continue reading

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Sinclair ZX Spectrum turns 40

[German]Today is a memorable day for some (older) computer enthusiasts. Because the 8-bit computer Sinclair ZX Spectrum was released exactly 40 years ago, and made some fellow citizens become "computer freaks". The following is a brief outline of the year … Continue reading

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USB-C as a uniform standard for charging cable is coming in Europe

[German]The next hurdle to make the USB-C standard as mandatory for charging cables for mobile devices in Europe has cleared – and the standard can probably come soon (Summer 2024). The Committee for the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) … Continue reading

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Microsoft releases scan tool for MikroTic Trickbot infections

[German]The Trickbot gang infects IoT devices and MikroTik routers with malware to make them part of a botnet. The infected routers can then communicate with the Trickbot Gang's C&C servers and spread further malware or be misused for attacks. Microsoft … Continue reading

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TLStorm: 3 critical 0-day vulnerabilities put APC Smart UPS at risk

[German]Vendor Armis has discovered three critical zero-day vulnerabilities in smart UPS from APC. The vulnerabilities, known as TLStorm, put more than 20 million enterprise devices attached to APC uninterruptible power supplies at risk. The vulnerabilities in widely used uninterruptible power … Continue reading

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Dymo equips paper rolls for thermal direct printers with RFID chips for identification

[German]The U.S. civil liberties organization Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has just made public another case of lockin for printer consumables. Printer manufacturer Dymo has equipped its latest generations of thermal direct printers with a new ruse to force the use … Continue reading

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QNAPs forced update after 3,600 DeadBolt ransomware infections (Jan. 2022)

[GermanGeman]QNAP users are currently victims of the DeadBolt ransomware – I didn't have it in the blog, but within a week there were probably over 3,600 victims. The NAS manufacturer is now resorting to drastic measures and is trying to … Continue reading

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