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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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Do Windows updates bricks Lenovo computers?(Jan. 2022)

[German]Today I have a quick question for users and service providers who own or support Lenovo devices. I have seen reports that these devices (especially in the consumer sector) suddenly no longer boot after a Windows update (possibly January 2022 … Continue reading

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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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