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Meltdown Spectre

IT Vendors Continue Patching to Fix Meltdown, Spectre Vulnerability

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AMD is now making microcode patches available to help mitigate Spectre vulnerabilities, as Google reveals how it has worked to mitigate the performance impact.
Daily Tech Briefing Jan. 11, 2018

Intel's Krzanich Covers CPU Flaws, Quantum Computing in CES Keynote VIDEO

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DAILY VIDEO: Intel's CEO addresses the Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws at CES 2018; Microsoft tweaks its Edge browser in wake of the Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws; a former employee sues Google claiming discrimination against white men; and there's more.
Apple

Apple to Patch Yet Another macOS Password Security Flaw

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NEWS ANALYSIS: Once again, a security researcher has found a way to easily bypass macOS password security, though this time the impact is minimal.
Public Utility Ransomware 2

147 Security Vulnerabilities Found in ICS Mobile Applications

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A new report from security firms IOActive and Embedi reveals that flaws in mobile industrial control system applications could be exposing industrial IT systems to risks.

How to Fix Windows Registry Issues That Halt Microsoft Security Updates

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NEWS ANALYSIS: Microsoft is halting all updates, including security updates, on Windows systems with badly-behaved antivirus products. But you can fix this problem.
Meltdown Spectre

Microsoft: AV Software Can Conflict with Windows Meltdown Patches

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Users of some third-party security software won't get Windows security updates that address critical CPU flaws until their antivirus applications are patched.
IoT Toy Security Risk

FTC Fines IoT Toy Vendor VTech for Privacy Breach

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NEWS ANALYSIS: After a two-year investigation, the Federal Trade Commission settles privacy violations allegations with toy vendor, imposing a $650,000 fine.
Daily Tech Briefing Jan. 10, 2018

Attackers Take Advantage of Cryptocurrency Security Issues VIDEO

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DAILY VIDEO: Cryptocurrency mining operations take aim at SSH servers; Microsoft is investigating a problematic Meltdown patch on AMD PCs; Broadcom turns its focus to shareholders in its bid for Qualcomm; and there's more.
Cisco ETA

How Cisco Uses Machine Learning for Encrypted Traffic Analytics

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Cisco makes its Encrypted Traffic Analytics offering generally available in an effort to respect privacy, while still helping organizations stay secure.
Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Tweaks Edge Browser in Wake of Meltdown, Spectre CPU Flaws

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The company updates Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 to mitigate the effects of the Meltdown and Spectre processor vulnerabilities.
1088_SecuirtyProductsCES

Technologies That Secure the Home, WiFi and More Debut at CES 2018 SLIDESHOW

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Amid the avalanche of new TVs, connected cars and voice-powered devices, a number of new security technologies were announced at CES 2018.
Meltdown Spectre

Intel CEO Addresses Meltdown and Spectre CPU Flaws at CES 2018

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Apple releases patches for macOS and iOS to mitigate the Spectre security vulnerabilities as Intel continues its own patching efforts.

Microsoft Stresses Security, Responsible AI in Cloud Policy Updates

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In the 2018 update to its A Cloud for Global Good policy road map, Microsoft calls attention to nation-state attackers and the growing influence of Artificial Intelligence on society.

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