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Dell, HP, Lenovo uses outdated OpenSSL versionen in UEFI

[German]A firmware analysis by security vendor Binarly has revealed that devices from Dell, HP and Lenovo use outdated versions of the OpenSSL encryption library in their UEFI implementations. This poses a risk, as encryption could be broken and the update … Continue reading

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EU Parliament votes for USB-C as a standard charging cable

[German]On October 4, 2022, the European Parliament overwhelmingly approved the introduction of the USB-C interface as a common charging port for a wide range of electronic devices. This will then also affect Apple's devices such as the iPhone and AirPods. … Continue reading

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

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Lenovo BIOS/UEFI updates fix vulnerabilities, hundreds of models affected (9.2022)

[German]Chinese computer manufacturer Lenovo has released updates for the BIOS/UEFI of hundreds of its computer models. These are intended to address serious vulnerabilities (CVE-2021-28216, CVE-2022-40134, CVE-2022-40135, CVE-2022-40136, CVE-2022-40137), which Lenovo describes in a security advisory.  Advertising

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HP: New printer lockouts; Euroconsumer settlement reaches compensation for consumers

[German]Manufacturer HP manages to annoy consumers again and again with its lockouts of printers when using third-party ink or toner. It has now even blocked its own printer cartridges for use. Now the consumer protection organization Euroconsumers has reached a … Continue reading

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CVE-2022-38392: Janet Jackson song and crashing Windows XP notebooks

[German]It's a bizarre story that Microsoft developer Raymond Chen recently made public: Notebooks with Windows XP crashed when the pop song Rhythm Nation  by Janet Jackson from 1989 was played. The background was that the hard disks used resonated and … Continue reading

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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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