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Western Digital My Cloud OS update fixes critical vulnerability

p style="text-align:center">Western Digital has released new My Cloud OS firmware to fix a vulnerability exploited by bug hunters during the Pwn2Own 2021 hacking competition to achieve remote code execution.The flaw, tracked as CVE-2022-23121, was exploited by the NCC Group’s EDG team members and relied on the open-source service named &ldquo
Publish At:2022-03-24 18:35 | Read:603001 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Hardware Cloud Vulnerability

HP patches 16 UEFI firmware bugs allowing stealthy malware infections

HP has disclosed 16 high-impact UEFI firmware vulnerabilities that could allow threat actors to infect devices with malware that gain high privileges and remain undetectable by installed security software.These vulnerabilities affect multiple HP models, including laptops, desktop computers, PoS systems, and edge computing nodes.The flaws were discovered
Publish At:2022-03-08 14:39 | Read:376988 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Hardware

How to speed up your computer or laptop

Why do machines always throw a tantrum when you are in a hurry? It’s called Murphy’s Law which some people may know as the butter side down rule. Anything that can go wrong will go wrong. And usually at a time when it is most inconvenient. That being said, there are ways to speed things up. Let’s have a look at some options to fix slow computers. Why i
Publish At:2022-02-02 08:50 | Read:454780 | Comments:0 | Tags:How-tos hardware Malwarebytes PUPs software speed up

QNAP force-installs update after DeadBolt ransomware hits 3,600 devices

QNAP force-updated customer's Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices with firmware containing the latest security updates to protect against the DeadBolt ransomware, which has already encrypted over 3,600 devices.On Tuesday, BleepingComputer reported on a new ransomware operation named DeadBolt that was encrypting Internet-exposed QNAP NAS devices
Publish At:2022-01-28 06:46 | Read:520788 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Hardware ransomware

Nintendo warns of imitation websites and suspicious hardware

Brave indeed is the soul who decides to take on Nintendo with scam-filled behaviour online. The console legends have a long history of crunching down on fraud, as well as gaming past-times some would consider to be harmless. Whether you create fan-made games, offer up plundered ROMs for use in emulators, or even just want to rent out some titles: Nintendo
Publish At:2022-01-18 12:46 | Read:415011 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams bogus fake website hardware nintendo sales store

Hundreds of thousands of MikroTik devices still vulnerable to botnets

Approximately 300,000 MikroTik routers are vulnerable to critical vulnerabilities that malware botnets can exploit for cryptomining and DDoS attacks.MikroTik is a Latvian manufacturer of routers and wireless ISPs who has sold over 2,000,000 devices globally.In August, the Mēris botnet exploited vulnerabilities in MikroTik routers to create an army of de
Publish At:2021-12-09 10:41 | Read:359021 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Hardware botnet

Nine WiFi routers used by millions were vulnerable to 226 flaws

Security researchers analyzed nine popular WiFi routers and found a total of 226 potential vulnerabilities in them, even when running the latest firmware.The tested routers are made by Asus, AVM, D-Link, Netgear, Edimax, TP-Link, Synology, and Linksys, and are used by millions of people.The front-runners in terms of the number of vulnerabilities are the TP-L
Publish At:2021-12-02 10:41 | Read:371700 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Hardware

New Rowhammer technique bypasses existing DDR4 memory defenses

Researchers have developed a new fuzzing-based technique called 'Blacksmith' that revives Rowhammer vulnerability attacks against modern DRAM devices that bypasses existing mitigations.The emergence of this new Blacksmith method demonstrates that today's DDR4 modules are vulnerable to exploitation, allowing a variety of attacks to be conducted.The Rowhammer
Publish At:2021-11-15 18:32 | Read:657644 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Hardware

High severity BIOS flaws affect numerous Intel processors

Intel has disclosed two high-severity vulnerabilities that affect a wide range of Intel processor families, allowing threat actors and malware to gain higher privilege levels on the device.The flaws were discovered by SentinelOne and are tracked as CVE-2021-0157 and CVE-2021-0158, and both have a CVSS v3 score of 8.2 (high).The former concerns the insufficie
Publish At:2021-11-15 14:36 | Read:407296 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Hardware IOS

Samsung sued for flawed Chromebook hinges cracking displays

Samsung is being sued for selling the Samsung Chromebook Plus 2-in-1 even though they allegedly knew for years of a defect that caused displays to break.The class action lawsuit has been filed by Tony McCoy out of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and claims that Samsung concealed the defect of the Chromebook and denied coverin
Publish At:2021-11-06 14:36 | Read:458395 | Comments:0 | Tags:Legal Hardware Technology

Canon sued for disabling scanner when printers run out of ink

Canon USA is being sued for not allowing owners of certain printers to use the scanner of faxing functions if they run out of ink.David Leacraft, a customer of Canon, filed the class action lawsuit on Tuesday alleging deceptive marketing and unjust enrichment by the printer manufacturer.Refusing to scan when out of inkWhile using his Pixma MG6320 printer fro
Publish At:2021-10-16 12:06 | Read:642423 | Comments:0 | Tags:Legal Hardware Technology

AMD warns of up to 15% Windows 11 performance decrease

AMD says it observed performance hits of up to 15% on Windows 11-compatible AMD processors when using some applications."AMD and Microsoft have determined that compatible AMD processors may exhibit reduced performance in certain applications when running Windows 11," the multinational semiconductor company said in a support article.Micros
Publish At:2021-10-07 16:02 | Read:502920 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Hardware

Western Digital confirms speed crippling SN550 SSD flash change

Western Digital has confirmed that it changed the NAND flash memory in one of its most popular M.2 NVMe SSD models, the WD Blue SN550, which crippled writing speeds according to several reports, leading to a 50% performance hit.The company says that, in the future, it will also introduce a new model number when making any hardware changes to its pr
Publish At:2021-08-26 17:45 | Read:361770 | Comments:0 | Tags:Hardware

How to troubleshoot hardware problems that look like malware problems

Sometimes it’s hard to figure out what exactly is going wrong with your computer. What do you do if you’ve run all the scans, checked all the files, and everything says the PC is malware free? Here’s a list of common problems that resemble cybersecurity issues, but could be caused by something hardware-related instead. My computer is overheating Some t
Publish At:2021-08-16 09:57 | Read:338001 | Comments:0 | Tags:Explained blue screen of death bsod CPU dust fans GPU hardwa

New ASUS BIOS updates enable TPM 2.0 support for Windows 11

ASUS has released BIOS updates for over two hundred motherboard models to automatically enable the built-in TPM 2.0 security process so that users can upgrade to Windows 11.To explain what this means, it is important to give a bit of a background on TPMs and why they are required by Windows 11.The Windows 11 + TPM 2.0 controversyWhen Microsoft first ann
Publish At:2021-08-09 14:37 | Read:631654 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Hardware IOS


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