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WTF: HP claims to "protect" users from "viruses" by blocking third-party ink cartridges

[German]It's crazy or "what the fuck" (WTF) what printer manufacturer HP is sucking out of its fingers again. The company has attracted a lot of negative attention because it blocks third-party ink cartridges through firmware updates, even retrospectively. There have … Continue reading

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HP printer: Firmware update again blocks third-party ink cartridges (2023)

[German]They've done it again; despite class action lawsuits, damage awards and very bad publicity because of their firmware updates sold as "dynamic security updates"; which discourage users from using third-party ink cartridges. This refers to the inkjet printer manufacturer, the … Continue reading

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

[Sponsored Post]Weak or compromised passwords are a known gateway for attackers. If you are able to identify which users in Active Directory (AD) are threatened by this, then PowerShell can help to remedy it. However, PowerShell scripts cannot eliminate basic AD deficits, other tools are needed for this. More ...

Windows 10 21H2: Explorer and taskbar issues due to "HP Development Company, L.P. – Extension –"

[German]Brief  info in the round of the owners of HP Windows PCs to a problem and immediately the question whether someone is affected. On these computers there are problems since a short time, the taskbar freezes under Windows, the Explorer … Continue reading

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Vulnerability in HP OMEN Gaming Hub

[German]Security researchers from SentinelOne have now found a serious vulnerability in the HP OMEN Gaming Hub. The vulnerability in the HP OMEN gaming software driver allows attackers to gain system privileges. This allows system intrusions and malware injection for non-privileged … Continue reading

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Hints for HP Printer Firmware Downgrade

[German]In this blog post, I provide advice on how users who have been surprised by an automatic firmware upgrade on HP printers can get the devices back to the previous firmware, if necessary. This is helpful, if an unwanted HP … Continue reading

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HP ends Free Instant Ink subscription for new customers

[German] HP announced recently the end of lifetime Free HP Instant Ink subscription for customers. The Free Instant Ink offer was dedicated to customers with low print volume. After a lot of protest from customers, the program will continue at … Continue reading

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HP CEO on inkjet printers and third-party cartridges

[German]HP CEO Enrique Lores recently complained about the annoying "unprofitable customers" who use foreign cartridges in the good HP inkjet printers. He explains how the preproduction costs increase for printers that use foreign cartridges. HP has taken steps to optimize … Continue reading

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HP firmware update for ink/laser printers blocks third-party cartridges (Nov. 2020)

[German]A warning for owners of an HP printer. The company Hewlett Packard (HP) is once again distributing printer firmware that prevents the use of third-party cartridges for both HP inkjet and HP laser printers. Here are a few information what … Continue reading

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HP Business Notebooks: Trouble with Sure Recover and Windows 10 2004

[German]Are HP business notebooks with Windows 10 2004 are having currently issues with HP Sure Recover? I have just come across a case in connection with an HP Elitebook and HP Sure Recover that raises questions. Here is a short … Continue reading

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HP installs secretly HP Touchpoint Analytics Client telemetry client

[German]Here is an Information and Question addressing owners of HP Windows devices. It seems that Hewlett Packard silently installs a telemetry client on Windows computers. Here are a few details. Advertising

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