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    iPhone X Display Module Replacement Program for Touch Issues

    November 13th, 2018 by

    Program is available for 3 years after first retail sales

    iPhone X Display Module Replacement Program for Touch Issues

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    Bitocker compromised by SSD Encryption: How to deal with it

    November 7th, 2018 by

    Guidance for configuring BitLocker to enforce software encryption

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    Multiple D-Link Routers open to attack

    October 19th, 2018 by

    Multiple D-Link Routers Open to Complete Takeover with Simple Attack

    “Eight D-Link routers in the company’s small/home office “DWR” range are vulnerable to complete takeover – but the vendor said it is planning on only patching two, according to a researcher. Błażej Adamczyk of the Silesian University of Technology in Poland discovered the vulnerabilities in May, uncovering that they affect the DWR-111, DWR-116, DWR-140, DWR-512, DWR-640, DWR-712, DWR-912 and DWR-921 models. However, he claims that D-Link told him that only the DWR-116 and 111 would be patched, because the rest have reached end-of-life and will no longer be supported. However, D-Link hasn’t issued the two promised patches, so after warning the vendor in September that he would publicly disclose the flaws if they weren’t addressed within a month, Adamczyk has published his findings, along with a proof-of-concept video.”

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    Intel fixes latest CPU vulnerability

    September 19th, 2018 by

    Intel releases firmware update for ME flaw

    “This time, the system was Intel’s component-with-many-names, the Management Engine (ME), AKA the Manageability Engine (ME), and the Converged Security and Manageability Engine (CSME).”

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    Own an iPhone 8? It may have a faulty circuit board

    September 10th, 2018 by

    How to check if your iPhone 8 has a faulty logic board and is part of a recall

    “Does your iPhone 8 seem to not be working properly? Apple has admitted that a “small percentage” of iPhone 8 models may suddenly freeze or restart due to an issue with the logic board. Even if you’re not experiencing these issues just yet, it’s possible that the symptoms of a faulty logic board may show up at some point in the future.”

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    Battery depleted Surface won’t charge using Surface Dock

    August 29th, 2018 by

    If you let your Surface battery go dead, the Dock can’t charge it. You must use the original power brick. Apparently, this is Broken As Bad!

    Battery depleted Surface won’t charge using Surface Dock


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    Testing Windows 10 Insider on a MS Surface? You are testing firmware!!

    August 11th, 2018 by

    As Windows Insiders, we expect to be testing the Windows 10 operating system. However, it seems that owners of Microsoft Surface computers are also testing firmware for the hardware! As testers of the OS, we expect to encounter problems. Worst case scenario, we do a “Nuke & Pave”. What do you do if the “test” firmware is bad?

    Thanks to Barb Bowman  for pointing this out. This is not good. We should at the very last know that this is he case and be given the opportunity to “opt out”.

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    Have a Samsung IoT Hub? Patch it now!

    July 29th, 2018 by

    Bugs in Samsung IoT Hub Leave Smart Home Open To Attack

    Researchers found 20 flaws in Samsung’s SmartThings Hub controller – opening up supported third-party smart home devices to attack.

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    Enter the new Microsoft Surface Go

    July 11th, 2018 by

    Introducing the new Surface Go.

    Looks interesting.


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    Cool Hardware Chart

    June 18th, 2018 by

    Don’t know if it’s worth $43 for a matte copy, but lots of good info..

    Computer Hardware Chart 2.0

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