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June 15, 2022

Unrepairable M1 Chip Vulnerability: Really That Dangerous?

Tech Crunch, among others, recently reported that researchers at MIT have discovered a security hole in the M1 chip family. It should be remarkable because it occurs in the hardware and therefore does not come with a software patch […]
June 30, 2021

Warning: WD My Book Live hard drives are hacked and erased over the Internet

The hard drive manufacturer Western Digital requests all users of the external storage media "WD My Book Live" and "WD My Book Live Duo" to immediately disconnect these NAS devices from the Internet. It should only be used if [...]
4. May 2021
macOS 11.3.1 security update

macOS 11.3.1 security update for macOS Big Sur closes two critical security holes

Apple just seems to be throwing around with updates. A good week after the macOS 11.3 update, the next macOS Big Sur update arrived. This time it is [...]
1. February 2021
macOS 11.2 Big Sur Update

macOS Big Sur 11.2 update - installation highly recommended

Apple recently provided mobile devices with the latest software version with the iOS update to 14.4. After the update, as far as I know, there were no reports of a deterioration in the battery life or [...]
25. September 2020
macOS Catalina 10.15.7 update

macOS 10.15.7 - what does the last Catalina update bring before Big Sur?

Last night Apple threw an update for your Mac into the ring, which mainly focuses on bug fixes. At the same time, an update for iOS (version 14.0.1) is available, which also [...]
29th April 2020

Apple Mail on iPhone and iPad: vulnerability or not?

Apple's own mail app for iOS on the iPhone and iPadOS on the iPad was last due to security gaps in the media. The app problems are hyped up. It is true that the Federal Office for Security in [...]
14. May 2019

WhatsApp security - it's best to install the update immediately!

Anyone who uses the Messenger WhatsApp belonging to Facebook should look for the latest update in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store as soon as possible. And of course install this too. It is a serious [...]
14. February 2018

macOS, iOS, Android and Co .: Number of security vulnerabilities listed

With reference to CVE details, Statista published a summary of the security vulnerabilities found in various operating systems in 2017. Both desktop operating systems such as macOS, Linux Kernel or Windows / Windows Server as well as one or [...]
15. January 2018
Does the update to iOS 11.2.2 slow down the iPhone and iPad noticeably? I have measured it.

Measured: is the iOS 11.2.2 Specter patch making the iPhone slower?

In many media you can currently read that the update to iOS 11.2.2 should have made the iPhone slower. The reason for this is sought when the software is changed to iron out the security leak that [...]
9. January 2018

Meltdown and Specter - Everything you need to know for Mac and iOS users

Since the beginning of the year, there have been reports of security gaps in the Apple operating systems iOS and macOS. The two terms Meltdown and Specter are often mentioned because they stand for the individual weak points. Chips are affected [...]