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Apple Says Meltdown Was Patched in iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2, and tvOS 11.2, with No Measurable Impact to Speed – The Mac Observer

Source: Apple Says Meltdown Was Patched in iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2, and tvOS 11.2, with No Measurable Impact to Speed – The Mac Observer

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Meltdown and Spectre

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Google has great news about fixing the Meltdown and Spectre chip flaws – BGR

Google on Thursday explained that fixing the severe security issues that affect computers of all sizes out there, with special emphasis on Intel-powered devices, won’t cause significant slowdowns. … Source: Google has great news about fixing the Meltdown and Spectre … Continue reading

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Meltdown, Spectre: Major chip flaws affect billions of devices – Jan. 3, 2018

A U.S. government-backed body warned that the chips themselves need to be replaced to completely fix the problems. Source: Meltdown, Spectre: Major chip flaws affect billions of devices – Jan. 3, 2018

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Bad Rabbit Ransomware: The Latest Attack – SonicWall Blog

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Anatomy of a spambot | Computerworld

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6 Free Ransomware Decryption Tools

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7 Wi-Fi vulnerabilities beyond weak passwords | Computerworld

Using strong encryption and passwords is only the first step in protecting your wireless network. Make sure you’re not exposed in these other ways. Source: 7 Wi-Fi vulnerabilities beyond weak passwords | Computerworld

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Google Cloud adds new customer-supplied encryption key partners | ZDNet

After encrypting data at the storage level for many years, Google is working on giving customers more choices for securing their information. Source: Google Cloud adds new customer-supplied encryption key partners | ZDNet

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The essential guide to anti-malware tools | CSO Online

Admins can choose from a bevy of secondary scanners and specialized tools to clean up infected or infested PCs. Source: The essential guide to anti-malware tools | CSO Online

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How to wake the enterprise from IoT security nightmares | CSO Online

Solutions present and future for IoT security scares that keep you up at night. Source: How to wake the enterprise from IoT security nightmares | CSO Online

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7 (more) security TED Talks you can’t miss | CSO Online

In this selection you’ll find speakers taking on some of the most pressing, and persistent, security and privacy challenges of our time, from how society can fight the war on terror while maintaining the social values we cherish to Bruce … Continue reading

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10 biggest hacks of user data in 2016 | Network World

You take great pains to come up with a strong password when registering for an account on a website — only to see your efforts go for naught when that site gets hacked. Several sites had their databases of user … Continue reading

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Zcash – All coins are created equal.

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Mingis on Tech: Google goes big on hardware | Computerworld

With the Google Pixel smartphone, Google Home and Google Wifi, it looks as though someone’s trying to build a well-rounded tech ecosystem. Executive News Editor Ken Mingis and Multimedia Editor Keith Shaw weigh the pros and cons. Source: Mingis on … Continue reading

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Chip card lawsuit to move forward against Visa, Mastercard, others | Computerworld

A federal judge has ruled it is plausible that four national credit-card companies improperly conspired “in lockstep” to set a deadline of Oct. 1, 2015 for requiring retailers to upgrade their technology to accept embedded chip cards for credit and … Continue reading

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The FBI could have saved money with this iPhone 5c hack | Computerworld

The FBI may have paid a small fortune to unlock an iPhone 5c used by the San Bernardino shooter. But a security researcher has demonstrated a way to do it for less than $100. Source: The FBI could have saved … Continue reading

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Here’s how secret voice commands in YouTube videos could hijack your smartphone | PCWorld

A muffled voice hidden in an innocuous YouTube video could issue commands to a nearby smartphone without you even knowing it. Source: Here’s how secret voice commands in YouTube videos could hijack your smartphone | PCWorld Also consider researchers found … Continue reading

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U.S. gets warnings and advice about the Internet of Things | Computerworld

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Hackers offering bulk discount to unlock encrypted MedStar data – Baltimore Sun

The hackers who locked up data on MedStar’s computers this week are demanding ransom to begin unlocking it — and they’re offering a bulk discount to release all of it, according to a copy of the demands obtained by The … Continue reading

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