Tag Archives: Smartphone

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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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 ...

Update on malware attack on Gigaset Android devices (April 6 2021)

[German]A quick update for all those affected by the malware infection of Gigaset Android devices via update server. I had on April 5, 2021 a phone conversation with German vendor Gigaset where they informed me about a few preliminary details … Continue reading

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German Gigaset Android Update Server probably delivers malware

[German]A German blog reader just informed me, that German smartphone manufacturer Gigaset seems to be affected by a hack. At least one of the Android update servers is probably delivering malware. Here's the information I have so far. Advertising

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Contaminated QR codes infect smartphones

[German]Security researchers at Check Point are observing a new trend among hackers: they are attempting to steal more access data via infected QR codes or load fraudulent applications and malware onto users' cell phones. Advertising

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Pixel 5: Battery display bug confirmed

[German]There is a bug with the new Google Pixel 5: The battery indicator displays random values, which is extremely stupid, because you can no longer determine how far the device is charged / discharged. The cause of this bug is … Continue reading

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Android: Preinstalled malware found on subsidized US smartphones

[German]Security researchers from Malwarebytes have found Malware on state-subsidized Android smartphones. The malware was pre-installed on the state sponsored devices. Advertising

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and the broken camera glass

[German]New trouble for owners of a Samsung flagship Galaxy S20 Ultra. Smartphone owners are currently complaining about cracked glass covers on the rear camera. These are not isolated cases that are being reported. Samsung has probably not yet made a … Continue reading

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Samsung Galaxy S20: GPS issues and Firmware Update

[German]For users of the Samsung flagship Galaxy S20, the manufacturer has provided a firmware update that probably should solve camera issues. In addition, smartphone owners are complaining about GPS problems – it probably takes an extremely long time to get … Continue reading

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BSI recommendation for smartphones: 5 years of updates

[German]German BSI (Federal Office for Information Security) has written down some security requirement for new smartphones. Consequence: You cannot buy Android devices anymore.  Also Windows 10 devices might be kicked, if such gadged are available. And App? Will facing also … Continue reading

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