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2 days ago Intel Confirms Fresh Spectre, Meltdown Patch Problems

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Latest CPUs Also Suffer From Frequent Rebooting ProblemIntel says firmware updates it developed to help protect users against the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities have been causing not just older chipsets but also its newest CPUs - in both client devices and data center servers - to reboot much more frequently than they should.

2 days ago Windows 10 Meltdown-Spectre patch: New updates bring fix for unbootable AMD PCs

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AMD PCs can now install Microsoft's Windows update with fixes for Meltdown and Spectre and the bug that caused boot problems.

2 days ago Researchers Earn $100,000 for Hacking Pixel Phone

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A team of researchers has earned more than $100,000 from Google for an Android exploit chain that can be used to hack the company's Pixel phone remotely simply by getting the targeted user to access a malicious website.

2 days ago Spectre-Meltdown glitches: Intel warns that new PCs, servers also risk unexpected reboots

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Further testing by Intel has revealed that unexpected reboots are affecting its newer processors, not just its older Broadwell and Haswell chips as it originally thought.

2 days ago 26% of organizations haven't yet received Windows Meltdown and Spectre patches

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Roughly a week after the update was released, many machines still lack the fix for the critical CPU vulnerabilities.

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7 hours ago Unlocked: The hidden love note on the grave of America's first crypto power-couple

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Shmoocon Among the 400,000 graves at the Arlington National Cemetery - a solemn US military graveyard in Virginia - lies the final resting place of cryptography pioneers William and Elizebeth Friedman.…

1 day ago AMD, Apple Sued Over CPU Vulnerabilities

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Apple and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) are also facing class action lawsuits following the disclosure of critical CPU vulnerabilities that affect billions of devices.

1 day ago Dridex banking Trojan compromises FTP sites in new campaign

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The Trojan is back with a new technique to avoid detection by email gateways.

1 day ago Ransomware: Why Some Victims With Backups Still Pay

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Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: Why some organizations with working backups still choose to pay a ransom after suffering a cryptolocking malware attack. Also featured: The U.S. government's push to bolster the private sector's "active defenses."

1 day ago Google: Less than 10% of Gmail users enable two-factor authentication

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Gmail users who do not turn on Google's 2-step verification are at increased risk for cyberattacks.

1 day ago OnePlus Was Hacked And Up To 40,000 Customers Had Credit Card Info Stolen

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Chinese smartphone maker hacked in November as hackers pilfered credit card information in plain text.

22 hours ago Malicious Chrome extension is next to impossible to manually remove

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Extensions remain the Achilles heel for an otherwise highly secure browser.

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