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  1. AceGoober

    Patch, or your (HP Enterprise) solid state drives (could) roll over and die

    Note: original article title edited for pertenance to hardware affected. Hackaday is reporting certain models of HP Enterprise SSD drives suffer from a software bug which could cause the drives to stop working after 32,768 hours of uptime. The drives are supplied by a third party manufacturer...
  2. J

    Hard Drive firmware

    I have some old WD spinner hard drives that I am planning to use for backup. Not broken, but if I update the firmware using the WD Universal Firmware Updater 4.0.1.4 will it do anything useful? If I do it, I need to do it before moving any data to it. Thanks
  3. Nenu

    Samsung Q9 TVs new firmware 1202.3

    A new firmware 1202.3 is ready for download. I dont know what it brings to the table, I havent found any info. https://www.samsung.com/uk/support/model/QE55Q9FNATXXU/ Downloads at the bottom of page. Link is for the 55" version, change the URL to suit your TV. edit This is the UK link, just...
  4. L

    net_ratelimit: xxx callbacks suppressed?? Help please...

    Hello people of [H] :D <3 I have a rapture GT-AC5300 router, connected through a Huawaei b168s. I recently updated the Asus router to the newest firmware. Besides updating, I haven't changed any settings and all of the sudden this started appearing in the logs: Dec 15 04:23:35 kernel...
  5. cageymaru

    AMD FreeSync Support Slated for Inclusion in Linux Kernel 4.21

    According to Michael Larabel of Phoronix, FreeSync support (or VESA Adaptive-Sync / HDMI VRR) is going to be merged with the upcoming Linux 4.21 kernel cycle. This will enable full FreeSync support for Linux gamers who own an AMD GPU! Mr Larabel also found new AMD Zen linux-firmware, and a...
  6. cageymaru

    Librarian of Congress Adds New Exemptions for Legally Hacking DRM to Repair Devices

    The Librarian of Congress and US Copyright Office has proposed adding new rules that would make hacking DRM legal if done to repair devices purchased legally. Devices such as smartphones, tractors, cars, computers, and more can have their firmware hacked to facilitate repairs to the devices...
  7. cageymaru

    New Cold Boot Attacks Leave Nearly All Laptops Susceptible to Hacks

    Researchers have discovered a new way to defeat security designed to stop cold boot attacks. Sleep mode and cold/hard reboots save critical information in the ram of the device. The Trusted Computing Group (TCG) devised a system of overwriting the contents of the ram when power is restored to...
  8. DooKey

    Firmware Vulnerabilities Disclosed in Supermicro Server Products

    If you own or support Supermicro products you should be aware there are some vulnerabilities in the configuration of some motherboards. This vulnerability is only able to be exploited if the malicious software is already running on the system, but it does have the nasty ability to hide in the...
  9. R

    NVIDIA Releases Firmware Update For Displayport 1.3 and 1.4

    Nvidia has released a firmware update tool to enable the latest DisplayPort 1.3 / 1.4 features. Nvidia states: Without the update, systems that are connected to a DisplayPort 1.3 / 1.4 monitor could experience blank screens on boot until the OS loads, or could experience a hang on boot. The...
  10. T

    USB enclosure compatible with WD White label drive?

    Hello everyone, I recently acquired a few used 500Gb Western Digital white label 2.5'' drives (model WD5000LUCT), and I'd like to convert them into external hard drives. I hot plugged them in my Asus P8Z77-V PRO/Thunderbolt without any hassle. I ran SMART tests and they all passed. I then...
  11. DooKey

    Intel Continuing to Work on Spectre/Meltdown Patches

    Navin Shenoy, of Intel, says they have found the problem with the reboot issue on Broadwell and Haswell firmware updates and they have released more microcode for their Skylake platforms to the OEMs. The plan is to continue to test the updates and release them as soon as possible to the field...
  12. DooKey

    Meltdown/Spectre Firmware Updates Causing Reboots for Some Intel Customers

    Intel is currently looking into reports that some of its customers are experiencing reboots in systems that update to the latest firmware for Meltdown/Spectre mitigation. The systems affected are running Broadwell and Haswell processors. However, Intel still recommends end-users should apply...
  13. DooKey

    Intel Releasing Updates That Immunize Systems Against Meltdown and Spectre

    Intel has released a PR statement saying they have released updates for Meltdown and Spectre that make systems immune from both exploits. Supposedly they are doing this with firmware and software patches. Also, they will have updates issued for 90% of the processors introduced over the last 5...
  14. DooKey

    Arm is Writing a Free Secure BIOS for Device Makers

    Arm hopes to release open-source code early next year that will help secure IoT devices by encrypting their communications and installing OTA security fixes. They call this the Platform Security Architecture and published details today. Not all IoT devices have problems, but for the smaller...
  15. Cyber Akuma

    Are you out of luck now if you need drivers or firmware for older LSI cards?

    I was trying to go the LSI's page for my raid card (Megaraid 9260-8i) to check if there were any updates.... and was surprised that I got redirected to Broadcom's page. I guess Broadcom bought LSI recently? Anyway, so I tried navigating their site... and the oldest card they would list in that...
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