Category: hardware fail

Smart Phones without headphone 3.5mm jack – why this sucks and wireless headphones with tiny batteries make no sense (in general) – Apple’s lack of innovation – the Microsoft recycling catastrophe – Corona shows: patents suck and kill people (part of the problem)
09.12.2021

Motorola, Apple, Samsung, and now even Fairphone 4: NO 3.5mm headphone jack!!! For the audio junkies among us, this is a no go. Was so looking forward to the Fairphone, but will probably use a phone with audio jack as […]

How to – reset Siemens Gigaset Telefon Telephone PIN PINs
29.07.2021

Reset Basisstationen ein Reset der Basisstation bewirkt Folgendes: die Einstellungen sind im Lieferzustand die PIN lautet “0000” alle Mobilteile sind abgemeldet SIEMENS Gigaset 1010, 1015, 2010, 2015, 2011, 2016 (ausser 2016 plus) sowie baugleiche Telekom Sinus 43 und 44: Trennen […]

another reason NOT to use wireless keyboards
27.10.2019

“In the popular series of wireless keyboards Fujitsu LX390 found two dangerous vulnerabilities. According to researchers from the company SySS, exploitation of vulnerabilities allows nearby attackers to “spy” passwords entered on the keyboard, or even to seize control of the […]

retro computing: win95 win98 as virtualbox vm running on linux host
15.06.2019

tested on: Operating System: CentOS Linux 7 (Core) CPE OS Name: cpe:/o:centos:centos:7 Kernel: Linux 4.15.9 Architecture: x86-64 # using vboxmanage –version 5.2.6r120293 ah lovely isn’t it? BSOD Win98 style… errors were NOT the exception, they were THE NORM (and still […]

cost of cybercrime and lawful backdoors
09.03.2019

“The cost to companies from malware and “malicious insider”-related cyberattacks jumped +12 percent in 2018 and accounted for one-third of all cyberattack costs, according to new research published today by Accenture and the Ponemon Institute.” src: helpnetsecurity.com logical consequence: stop […]

Hardware Implants – Thunderbolt and OMG USB Cable of Evil
09.03.2019

… this is why no usb stick and no cable can be trusted… Thunderbolt / PCI-Express is having similar issues “Abstract—Direct Memory Access (DMA) attacks have beenknown for many years: DMA-enabled I/O peripherals have com-plete access to the state of […]

backdoors in hardware – Intel Anti Theft Brick Code
16.12.2018

https://youtu.be/70Blz9hyAz8 While “backdoors” in hardware sound like a good idea… you don’t know how hackers are using it to sabotage infrastructure or extort bitcoins of another country’s companies… see “backdoor in cisco router“. IT IS F**** DANGEROUS! ESPECIALLY if it […]

VideoÜbrewachung im Test INSTAR IN-9008HD IPCam – INSTAR IN-8015 Full HD Wifi nach Software Update stabil – Kamera Review Erfahrungen und DSGVO: Wie lange darf ich Überwachungskamer Bilder speichern?
16.11.2018

Gleich vorweg: Wer das Geld hat, gibt direkt 1.298,00 € (mit 3TB Festplatte) für ein System aus, welches Bilder 24-7 zwar Analog überträgt, dann aber ein laufend (ohne Unterbrechung) via einem “Receiver mit Festplatte” digitalisiert und auf Bewegung etc. analysiert und […]