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Monthly Archives: January 2018

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Intel: Meltdown, Spectre silicon fixes coming 2018

  As part of Intel's fourth quarter financials release, CEO Brian Krzanich promised that chips shipping this year would include true hardware fixes for the Spectre and Meltdown attacks. The promise to ship chips immune to the attack leaves many questions unanswered. It's not clear if the fixes will be revisions of current generation Kaby [...]

By |2018-01-27T15:24:58+00:00January 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Intel: Meltdown, Spectre silicon fixes coming 2018

Apple prepares macOS users for discontinuation of 32-bit apps

  At last year's Worlwide Developer's Conference (WWDC), Apple announced to Mac app developers that macOS High Sierra "will be the last macOS release to support 32-bit apps without compromise." Now, in the macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 beta, Apple is notifying users of the impending change, too. In the beta release notes, Apple says: To [...]

By |2018-01-26T14:47:33+00:00January 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Apple prepares macOS users for discontinuation of 32-bit apps

Senators ask social media execs to investigate “ReleaseTheMemo” hashtag

  Senator Dianne Feinstein and Congressman Adam Schiff, the ranking Democratic Party members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, sent a joint letter to the executives of Facebook and Twitter yesterday urging them to further delve into ongoing Russian influence campaigns on their platforms around the "ReleaseTheMemo" hashtag. The [...]

By |2018-01-25T13:14:53+00:00January 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Senators ask social media execs to investigate “ReleaseTheMemo” hashtag

Apple releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 and iOS 11.2.5

  Apple updated its entire suite of operating systems today with public releases of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3, iOS 11.2.5, tvOS 11.2.5, and watchOS 4.2.2. The High Sierra update is relatively minor. It fixes a bug that caused messages in the Messages app to appear out of order, and it fixes a problem with connecting [...]

By |2018-01-24T09:17:41+00:00January 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Apple releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 and iOS 11.2.5

Here’s why the epidemic of malicious ads grew so much worse last year

  Last year brought a surge of sketchy online ads to the Internet that tried to trick viewers into installing malicious software. Even credit reporting service Equifax was caught redirecting its website visitors to a fake Flash installer just a few weeks after reports of a data breach affecting as many as 145.5 million US [...]

By |2018-01-23T13:25:37+00:00January 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Here’s why the epidemic of malicious ads grew so much worse last year

Here’s how to make sure Hawaii’s missile warning fiasco isn’t repeated

This is a guest post from Steve Bellovin, a professor in the Computer Science department and affiliate faculty at the law school at Columbia University. His research focuses on networks, security, and public policy. His opinions don't necessarily reflect the views of Ars Technica. Enlarge EUGENE TANNER/AFP/Getty Images By now, most people have heard about [...]

By |2018-01-22T11:09:45+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Desktop Computers, Ipad, Iphone, Laptops, News, Uncategorized, Web Design, Web Hosting|Comments Off on Here’s how to make sure Hawaii’s missile warning fiasco isn’t repeated

OnePlus got pwned, exposed up to 40,000 users to credit card fraud

  Earlier this week, numerous reports of credit card fraud started pouring in from OnePlus users. On the company's forums, customers said that credit cards used to purchase a OnePlus smartphone recently were also seeing bogus charges, so OnePlus launched an investigation into the reports. It's now a few days later, and the company has [...]

By |2018-01-20T23:55:47+00:00January 20th, 2018|Desktop Computers, Ipad, Iphone, Laptops, News, Uncategorized, Web Design, Web Hosting|Comments Off on OnePlus got pwned, exposed up to 40,000 users to credit card fraud

Samsung is now mass-manufacturing GDDR6 memory for your next GPU

  For the first time, Samsung is manufacturing GDDR6 memory in mass quantities. The memory is faster and more efficient than the GDDR5 memory it succeeds, and it will likely appear on PC graphics cards this year. Samsung's GDDR6 memory is based on the company's 10-nanometer technology and offers double the density of the company's [...]

By |2018-01-19T14:54:40+00:00January 19th, 2018|Desktop Computers, Ipad, Iphone, Laptops, News, Uncategorized, Web Design, Web Hosting|Comments Off on Samsung is now mass-manufacturing GDDR6 memory for your next GPU

New botnet infects cryptocurrency mining computers

  Satori—the malware family that wrangles routers, security cameras, and other Internet-connected devices into potent botnets—is crashing the cryptocurrency party with a new variant that surreptitiously infects computers dedicated to the mining of digital coins. A version of Satori that appeared on January 8 exploits one or more weaknesses in the Claymore Miner, researchers from [...]

By |2018-01-18T21:19:22+00:00January 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New botnet infects cryptocurrency mining computers

21 states sue FCC to restore net neutrality rules

  Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia today kicked off a lawsuit to overturn the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net neutrality rules. Advocacy groups are also suing the FCC. The states suing the FCC are New York, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, [...]

By |2018-01-17T11:07:51+00:00January 17th, 2018|Desktop Computers, Ipad, Iphone, Laptops, News, Uncategorized, Web Design, Web Hosting|Comments Off on 21 states sue FCC to restore net neutrality rules