The War Room: Experiential Security Planning


Ask any security practitioner about ransomware nowadays, and chances are good you’ll get an earful. Recent outbreaks like Petya and WannaCry have left organizations around the world reeling, and statistics show that ransomware is on the rise generally. For example, 62 percent of participants surveyed for ISACA’s recent “Global State of Cybersecurity” survey experienced a ransomware attack in 2016, and 53 percent had a formal process to deal with it. While ransomware is already a big deal, it is set to become an even bigger deal down the road.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84738.html?rss=1

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AMD has a fix coming for Ryzen bug that hard-locks PCs

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AMD’s Ryzen has a bug in how it currently executes FMA3 code, but the problem is minor and the chances of encountering it in the wild are extremely small. The benchmark that caught it represents a valid corner case, but still a corner case. AMD is already working on a patch.

The post AMD has a fix coming for Ryzen bug that hard-locks PCs appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/246304-amd-fix-coming-fused-multiply-add-fma3-ryzen-bug?source=Computing

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No more fake views: Nepal tests GPS-tracking devices for Mount Everest climbs

Nepal isn’t taking chances with Mount Everest’s reputation. The country is testing GPS-tracking devices to stop fake summit claims. If the test is successful, climbers will have to carry the units, which can also assist in rescues.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/22/no-more-fake-views-nepal-tests-gps-tracking-devices-for-mount-everest-climbs.html

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Intel's newest processor is arriving in PCs – and it has a weird math bug

If you bought a PC over the holidays chances are it came with Intel’s newest processor. That chip also comes with an obscure bug – that, fortunately, doesn’t appear to impact the average consumer.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/01/14/intels-newest-processor-is-arriving-in-pcs-and-it-has-weird-math-bug.html

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3 search sites that don't track you like Google does

When you need to get information or find something online, chances are you go to Google. But while Google is great at Web searches, it’s hardly stellar when it comes to privacy. It saves your search history, scans your Gmail, tracks your location, keeps everything you say to “OK Google,” and a lot more.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/10/17/3-search-sites-that-dont-track-like-google-does.html

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How your phone is suffocating you

Chances are you’re watching this while leaning over a table or slumped back in a chair. The position you’re in is probably causing you pain, whether you’re aware of it yet or not. CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains the effect “text neck” is having on our bodies.

The original article can be found here: http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_tech/~3/qEoY0sLmFrA/text-neck-technology-pain-sanjay-gupta-orig-mg.cnn.html

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Apple's 'iWatch' to have two sizes, 8GB storage, multiple material & color options for 2015 launch – report

With Apple design chief Jony Ive reportedly confident of the so-called “iWatch’s” chances when pitted against the famous Swiss watchmakers, a new report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that Apple will offer its upcoming wearable — which is unlikely to hit shelves before 2015 — in at least two sizes with 8 gigabytes of internal storage and a variety of color and material options, including gold



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