Firmware

Custom Firmware Teaches Usb Relay Board New Tricks

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to control a few devices from your computer, a cheap USB relay board might be the ideal solution. These are fairly simple gadgets, consisting of little more than a microcontroller and a handful of...
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Airpods Ios 15 Firmware: Find My, Spatial Audio, Conversation Boost And More

AirPods are an outrageously successful product line for Apple. Users love the extremely easy connectivity and overall quality, but just as important is the way they keep adding features to the Apple ecosystem over time. With the release of iOS 15,...
Related topics: Ios, Apple

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Bt Promises Firmware Update For Mini Whole Home Wi-fi Discs To Prevent Obsessive Big Tech Dns...

Meanwhile users complain their IPs are being flagged for suspicious traffic Users of BT’s Mini Whole Home Wi-Fi range-extender discs have noticed their devices are making hundreds of thousands of daily DNS lookups for big tech companies’...

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Samsung Galaxy Note10 Now Getting The June 2021 Security Patch

Samsung is now pushing the June 2021 firmware update to one of its old flagship Galaxy phones, the Galaxy Note10. The update carries a firmware version number N97xFXXS7FUEB and adds no new features except the June security patch. The June update...
Related topics: Samsung, Mobile Technology

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An Exercise In Firmware Dumping With The Greatfet

Looking to hone his hardware hacking skills, [James Chambers] recently set out to reverse engineer a common cheap wireless keyboard: the Logitech K360. The chipset it uses has already been fairly well explored (and exploited) by security...
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Apple Releases Over-the-air Airtags Update To Offer Improved Anti-stalking Measures, Shorter Sound...

Apple on Thursday released an over-the-air firmware update to its AirTags units to help prevent stalking on the Bluetooth devices. The update is designed to shorten the amount of time before an unknown AirTag alerts you if it is in your possession....
Related topics: Apple, Bluetooth

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Apple Addresses Airtags Security Flaw With Minor Privacy Update

It's been a little over a month since Apple released its AirTag Bluetooth trackers and it looks like the company is finally doing something about its privacy features — or lack, thereof.  First reported by CNET, Apple is pushing out a...
Related topics: Apple, Bluetooth

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Apple Rolling Out New Airtag Software Update; Here’s How To See If Yours Has Updated

Apple announced today that it is rolling out a new version of AirTag firmware with a notable privacy improvement. Here’s how to check your AirTag firmware version to see if yours has updated to the latest build. more… The post Apple...
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Can You Hot-swap Flash Chips In A Consumer Router?

Sometimes, you mess up when toying with the firmware of an embedded device and end up “bricking” what you were working on. [Chris Bellows] had done just that with a consumer router, corrupting the onboard NAND flash to the point where...

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Homekit Smart Home Security Arrives On Eero 6 And Pro 6 Routers

Amazon’s Eero 6 and Pro 6 are among the first Wi-Fi 6 routers to support HomeKit thanks to a new firmware update. HomeKit users can now manage their smart home’s privacy and security through the Eero 6 and Pro 6 routers, and even isolate...
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Apple Homekit Support Lands In A New Update For Eero 6 And Pro 6 Routers

Eero has announced a new update is available inside its app that also brings new firmware for the Eero 6 and 6 Pro routers. The big feature of the new firmware update is the addition of Apple HomeKit support for both router models. By adding HomeKit...
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New Ssds Provide Ransomware And Data Theft Security

Phison and Cigent unveiled a co-developed SSD platform that uses mechanisms built directly into the SSD's firmware to defend against ransomware and data theft. In the event of an attack, the drives automatically encrypt and shield data. This year,...

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Linux Laptop Biz System76 Makes Its First Foray Into The Mechanical Keyboard World With Dinky,...

Unlocked firmware and some intriguing design choices – but the price is high With an air of inevitability, System76 - the maker of laptops for Linux users - has produced its first mechanical keyboard. It looks great but cheap it is not.…
Related topics: Linux, Laptops

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Microsoft Releases May 2021 Firmware Update For Surface Studio

Microsoft is pushing the May 2021 firmware update for the Surface Studio 2. It brings no new feature as you’d expect from a firmware update. The update, however, does bring system stability improvements and fixes for some security issues. So,...
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Microsoft Releases New Firmware Update For Surface Studio 2

Microsoft’s Surface Studio 2 is an amazing device, there’s no doubt it. It’s crazy expensive, but it’s awesome nonetheless, coming with features that you can hardly find on another all-in-one computer. But on the other hand, the hardware...
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System76 Launch Is A Configurable Keyboard With Open Source Firmware And Hardware

Linux PC company System76 has been selling laptop and desktop computers with Linux software for over a decade. But until a few years ago the company did that by installing custom software on OEM hardware. In 2018 System76 began manufacturing some of...
Related topics: Open Source Software, Linux, Laptops

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Apple’s Airtag Tracker Hacked And Reprogrammed

A hacker has managed to access the programming interface for Apple’s Airtag tracker and reprogram it with new information. Hacker stacksmashing managed to break into the microcontroller of the Airtag and extract and then reprogram the firmware...
Related topics: Apple, Hackers, Computer Security

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Airtag Successfully Hacked To Show Custom Url In Lost Mode

The inevitable race to hack Apple's AirTag item tracker has reportedly been won by a German security researcher, who managed to break into the device's microcontroller and successfully modify its firmware. Yesss!!! After hours of trying (and...
Related topics: Hackers, Apple

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Surface Laptop 3(intel Processor) Gets The May 2021 Firmware Update

Microsoft recently rolled out the May 2021 firmware update to Surface Laptop 1, 2, 4, and Surface Pro 4. And now, the company is making the May update available for Intel-powered Surface Laptop 3. The update adds lots of improvements and addresses...
Related topics: Microsoft Surface, Laptops, Intel, Microsoft

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Dell Driver Vulnerability Affects Hundreds Of Millions Of Pcs

Dell has been releasing a firmware update driver since 2009 that contains "five high severity flaws."
Related topics: Dell, Computer Security

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