Tag Archives: Smartphone

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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Speaker Gate: Audio output distorted on the Samsung Galaxy S22

[German]Some of the proud owners of a Samsung Galaxy S22 smartphone are facing a problem. The speakers of Samsung's flagship keep emitting unintelligible sounds, and people have to switch to a headset or earphones to understand audio output. The problem … Continue reading

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On January 4, 2022, support for BlackBerry ends

As a reminder, legacy services for BlackBerry 7.1 OS and earlier versions, BlackBerry 10 software, BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 and earlier versions will no longer be available starting January 4, 2022.  After that date, devices running these legacy services and … Continue reading

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Pixel 6/6 Pro: Google has stopped the rollout of December 2021 Update

Google has stopped the rollout of the December 2021 Android security update for its Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones. The reason: After the update was released, some users reported that calls were interrupted or the connection dropped. Google … Continue reading

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Samsung folding smartphone – risk of losing the warranty after throw it to your bed?

[German]Throwing a smartphone onto a bed or a couch isn't normally a problem, nothing bad can actually happen. However, you should not do that if you own a Samsung foldable smartphone (Z Flip 3), since you might lose the warranty … Continue reading

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NSO Group's Pegasus spyware on many smartphones

[German]It started with a leaked list of about 50,000 phone numbers. Investigative research by the media then shed light on the surveillance of smartphone users by governments and private organizations. Numerous people around the world were spied on using Pegasus … Continue reading

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Gigaset: Roadblocks in cleaning up the malware attack (April 12, 2021)

[German]Older models of Gigaset smartphones have been attacked by malware via the manufacturer's update servers from March 26, 2021 – and increasingly from April 1, 2021. The manufacturer, Gigaset, has issued the information Lösung Malware-Angriff Smartphones with instructions on how … Continue reading

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Malware infection of Gigaset Android devices: Analyses and options for action (April 8/9. 2021) – Part 2

[German]In Part 1 I had analyzed the information Lösung Malware-Angriff Smartphones released by the company Gigaset on April 8, 2021 with regard to the automatic deletion of the malware infection of various Android devices. This works, according to previous feedback, … Continue reading

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Malware infection of Gigaset Android devices: Analyses and options for action (April 8/9. 2021) – Part 1

[German]Smartphone vendor Gigaset published a document names Lösung Malware-Angriff Smartphones on April 8, 2021, that should help to cleas Android phones infected by malware since April 1, 2021. In the following text, I will compile and comment the information given … Continue reading

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Preliminary analysis of Gigaset malware attack through auto-installer in firmware

[German]Let me summarize in advance some findings that security analysts from Malwarebytes have documented regarding the malware attack on Gigaset Android smartphones. I've blogged about that within my German blog, but I'm publishing here a translated version for my English … Continue reading

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