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European Commission proposes a common charger for electronic devices

[German]The European Commission  has announced a legislative proposal by September 23, 2021 to tackle the problem of e-waste caused by different charging interfaces on electronic devices. The move seems necessary after the industry worked for years on a voluntary approach … Continue reading

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INFRA:HALT: Vulnerabilities in TCP/IP stack endanger Operational technology systems (OT)

[German]Security researchers from Forescout and JFrog have just made public the vulnerabilities in the NicheStack TCP/IP library grouped under the term INFRA:HALT. They had come across it while analyzing the library. This NicheStack TCP/IP library is used in products (industrial … Continue reading

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Do IoT devices with built-in "radio chips" endanger IT security?

[German]Interesting aspect I stumbled upon recently. It’s about the question of how Internet of Things (IoT) devices threaten IT security. Because in addition to often serious vulnerabilities in their firmware as well as lack of updates after a short time, … Continue reading

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Geforce GPU: Problems with the output to LG OLED TV of the CX series

[German]A blog reader, who wishes to remain unnamed, has contacted me about problems with graphics output with Nvidia Geforce GPUs to an LG OLED TV of the CX series. He is looking for people who have problems with this constellation. … Continue reading

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Amnesia:33 – Vulnerability in TCP/IP stack put many IoT devices at risk

[German]Security researchers have found 33 vulnerabilities in open source implementations of the TCP/IP stack. These endanger the device security of around 150 manufacturers. This applies to all devices connected to the Internet and ranges from medical devices to many IoT … Continue reading

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Preliminary injunction: Lenovo stops sale of Notebooks, PCs and Tablets in Germany

[German]Chinese vendor Lenovo has just stopped selling all computers (notebooks, desktop PCs and tablets) in Germany. The reason is a patent dispute with the Finnish company Nokia about licenses to use the video codec H.264 and a preliminary injunction. Lenovo … Continue reading

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Bug in Thales modules endangers security of millions of connected devices

[German]A vulnerability in Thales modules threatens the security of millions of critical, interconnected devices in the automotive, energy, telecommunications and medical sectors. It allows hackers to hijack the device or access the internal network. In some cases, the vulnerability can … Continue reading

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ThunderSpy: Thunderbolt 3 vulnerabilities

[German]Security researchers have just disclosed vulnerabilites in the Thunderbolt 3 connector that can be used to spy on devices. They provided tools to check Linux and Windows system for these vulnerabilities. Advertising

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Secure-Core PCs protect Windows against driver attacks

[German]The Windows Platform Security Team discusses the technology that secure core PCs can protect Windows against attacks on the kernel, e.g. by compromised drivers. Advertising

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EU initiative ‘Waste reduction and the right to repair

[German]The EU Commission wants to take action against the waste and also electronic devices waste, i.e. appliances that are left without updates shortly after market launch, or devices which are broken just after end of warranty and then be thrown … Continue reading

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