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Microsoft to end direct sale of Windows 10 licenses at the end of January

Windows 10 is slowly coming to an end, with one more way to purchase the operating system riding off into the sunset. Microsoft is posting notices in a variety of locations to confirm it will no longer sell Windows 10 licenses directly. Support remains in place for the time being, as is the usual strategy when an operating system is gradually phase
Publish At:2023-01-23 22:15 | Read:312344 | Comments:0 | Tags:News windows 10 windows 11 microsoft license sale third part

MSI accidentally breaks Secure Boot for hundreds of motherboards

Over 290 MSI motherboards are reportedly affected by an insecure default UEFI Secure Boot setting settings that allows any operating system image to run regardless of whether it has a wrong or missing signature.This discovery comes from a Polish security researcher named Dawid Potocki, who claims that he did not receive a response despite his efforts to cont
Publish At:2023-01-16 20:11 | Read:234504 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Hardware

Fake Flipper Zero websites look to cause a big splash

Security researchers are advised to be on the lookout for scammers targeting their interest in the latest hard to obtain security testing tools. Flipper Zero, a slick looking portable multi-tool which frequently makes its way into the news, is one of the hottest pieces of kit around for security folks and fans of hardware generally. It's also had some issues
Publish At:2023-01-05 22:15 | Read:129703 | Comments:0 | Tags:News flipper zero fake scam phish portal social media twitte

Corsair keyboard bug makes it type on its own, no malware involved

Corsair has confirmed that a bug in the firmware of K100 keyboards, and not malware, is behind previously entered text being auto-typed into applications days later.The company's statement comes after multiple K100 users have reported that their keyboards are typing text on their own at random moments.This behavior was first reported on the Corsair foru
Publish At:2022-12-21 20:10 | Read:167683 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Hardware

Internet connectivity worldwide impacted by severed EU subsea cables

A major internet subsea fiber cable in the South of France was severed yesterday at 20:30 UTC, causing connectivity problems in Europe, Asia, and the United States, including data packet losses and increased website response latency.Cloud security company Zscaler reports that they made routing adjustments to mitigate the impact. However, users still fac
Publish At:2022-10-20 12:46 | Read:266118 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology Hardware

Intel confirms leaked Alder Lake BIOS Source Code is authentic

Intel has confirmed that a source code leak for the UEFI BIOS of Alder Lake CPUs is authentic, raising cybersecurity concerns with researchers.Alder Lake is the name of Intel's 12th generation Intel Core processors, released in November 2021. On Friday, a Twitter user named 'freak' posted links to what was said to be the source code for Intel Alder Lake
Publish At:2022-10-10 00:40 | Read:299772 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Hardware IOS

Ethernet VLAN Stacking flaws let hackers launch DoS, MiTM attacks

Four vulnerabilities in the widely adopted 'Stacked VLAN' Ethernet feature allows attackers to perform denial-of-service (DoS) or man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks against network targets using custom-crafted packets.Stacked VLANs, also known as VLAN Stacking, is a feature in modern routers and switches that allows companies to encapsulate multiple VLAN IDs i
Publish At:2022-09-28 12:45 | Read:258128 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Hardware hack

HP will pay customers for blocking non-HP ink cartridges in EU

HP printer owners forced to use non-HP ink and toner cartridges in Europe will receive compensation from the vendor for not adequately informing them about the limitations of the devices they bought.The problem stems from the introduction of a system called 'Dynamic Security,' which HP promoted to its customers as a way to upgrade their experience and m
Publish At:2022-09-12 16:43 | Read:338423 | Comments:0 | Tags:Hardware Legal

HP fixes severe bug in pre-installed Support Assistant tool

HP issued a security advisory alerting users about a newly discovered vulnerability in HP Support Assistant, a software tool that comes pre-installed on all HP laptops and desktop computers, including the Omen sub-brand.HP Support Assistant is used to troubleshoot issues, perform hardware diagnostic tests, dive deeper into technical specifications, and even
Publish At:2022-09-07 16:43 | Read:522163 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Hardware Software

Busting the Myths of Hardware Based Security

Many experts often overlook hardware based security and its vital importance in establishing a secure workspace. When it comes to cybersecurity, everyone likes to talk about software and the dangers that it poses. However, people often overlook hardware-based security and its vital importance in establishing a secure workspace. This is attributed to a gen
Publish At:2022-08-03 05:26 | Read:838739 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security hacking news Hardware Hardware Based

Anker Eufy smart home hubs exposed to RCE attacks by critical flaw

Anker’s central smart home device hub, Eufy Homebase 2, was vulnerable to three vulnerabilities, one of which is a critical remote code execution (RCE) flaw.Homebase 2 is the video storage and networking gateway for all Anker’s Eufy smart home devices, including video doorbells, indoor security cameras, smart locks, alarm systems, and more.Homeba
Publish At:2022-06-16 14:54 | Read:351582 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Hardware

New PACMAN hardware attack targets Macs with Apple M1 CPUs

A new hardware attack targeting Pointer Authentication in Apple M1 CPUs with speculative execution enables attackers to gain arbitrary code execution on Mac systems.Pointer Authentication is a security feature that adds a cryptographic signature, known as pointer authentication code (PAC), to pointers that allow the operating system to detect and block unexp
Publish At:2022-06-10 18:51 | Read:901532 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Apple Hardware

NVIDIA has open-sourced its Linux GPU kernel drivers

NVIDIA has published the source code of its Linux kernel modules for the R515 driver, allowing developers to provide greater integration, stability, and security for Linux distributions.The source code has been published to NVIDIA's GitHub repository under a dual licensing model that combines the GPL and MIT licenses, making the modules legally re-distr
Publish At:2022-05-12 10:55 | Read:214491 | Comments:0 | Tags:Linux Hardware

Cisco vulnerability lets hackers craft their own login credentials

p style="text-align:center">Cisco has released a security advisory to warn about a critical vulnerability (CVSS v3 score: 10.0), tracked as CVE-2022-20695, impacting the Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) software. The security flaw allows remote attackers to log in to target devices through the management interface without using a valid password.The bug inv
Publish At:2022-04-15 14:40 | Read:298017 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Hardware Vulnerability hack

AMD confirms GPU driver bug overclocks CPUs without permission

p style="text-align:center">AMD is investigating an issue in its GPU software suite that causes an auto-adjustment of AMD Ryzen CPU performance settings for users without permission.This problem was reported by many users in the past weeks, who suddenly noticed inexplicable BIOS setting changes for which they were never asked to approve.The chipmaker confirm
Publish At:2022-04-06 10:44 | Read:230521 | Comments:0 | Tags:Hardware


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