Category: hardware fail

backdoors in hardware – Intel Anti Theft Brick Code
16.12.2018

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 is […]

amd arm intel cpus all got problems – Meltdown and Spectre – JavaScript could steal your Firefoxs Passwords
04.01.2018

Update: 2019.01: Redhat CPU fixes overview: Is CPU microcode available to address CVE-2017-5715 via the microcode_ctl package? https://access.redhat.com/articles/3436091 update 2018-03-15: from C’t: new micro codes for intel iCPUs (2011 and onwoards) seem to fix Spectre v2 (CVE-2017-5715) 60minutes: https://www.heise.de/security/meldung/Spectre-Luecke-Intels-Microcode-Updates-fuer-Linux-und-Windows-3994347.html update: […]

gnu linux smart s.m.a.r.t harddisk faillure surveillance
10.07.2017

harddisks… are blackboxes of data – if something fails… you do not repair – you replace. 65% of all harddisk failurs can be announced with smart. wohoo! so don’t rely on it 😀 CentOS: https://www.linuxtechi.com/smartctl-monitoring-analysis-tool-hard-drive/ # apt based systems ubuntu/debian […]

The Unix philosophy – simple and beautiful
02.05.2017

src: https://homepage.cs.uri.edu/~thenry/resources/unix_art/ch01s07.html The Unix philosophy emphasizes building simple, short, clear, modular, and extensible code that can be easily maintained and repurposed by developers other than its creators. The Unix philosophy favors composability as opposed to monolithic design. Later summarized by […]

02.05.2017

Update: 2019.01: Redhat CPU fixes overview: Is CPU microcode available to address CVE-2017-5715 via the microcode_ctl package? https://access.redhat.com/articles/3436091 Update: https://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Intel-Prozessoren-undokumentierter-Debugging-Zugriff-erforscht-4256525.html update: from FSF: Dana Morgenstein: If there is an event at your university or in your community addressing the Intel chip […]

16.01.2017

It is actually a scandal that the world depends on chips and operating systems – that are designed to do mass-surveillance – it seems – in order to build up a world-wide-dictatorship that no-one can escape… by information and money. […]

06.09.2016

UPDATE! -> If you do not need big Antennas (or willing to solder them on yourself): What about using a AVM Fritz Stick with free (OpenSource) drivers? ONLY DRAWBACK: The Adapter is rather large… so it occupies 2x USB ports […]

01.07.2015

„Bei Lithium-Ionen-Akkumulatoren führt eine Tiefentladung auf unter 2,4 V zu irreversibler Schädigung und zu Kapazitätsverlust. Sinkt die Spannung einer Zelle auf unter 1,5 V, sollte sie nicht mehr verwendet werden. Es ist sehr wahrscheinlich, dass sich Kupferbrücken ausgebildet haben, welche dann zu […]