Should Spectre, Meltdown Be the Death Knell for the x86 Standard?

Spectre and Meltdown are serious CPU flaws, but do they warrant throwing out the entire closed-source CPU model?

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How to protect your devices against Meltdown, Spectre bugs

Revelations that security flaws in chips powering PCs, laptops, servers, phones, and other devices have gone unnoticed for years have whipped bug fixers and security experts into a frenzy this week.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/05/how-to-protect-your-devices-against-meltdown-spectre-bugs.html

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Spectre, Meltdown: Critical CPU Security Flaws Explained

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The security flaws everyone’s been rushing to patch have names now: Meltdown and Spectre. There’s good reason everyone’s been rushing to patch things.

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'Gaping security holes' in millions of AT&T modems, researchers claim

A security research firm claims to have found “gaping security flaws” in most AT&T U-verse cable modems — you know, the type used by most every AT&T customer to get online.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/05/gaping-security-holes-in-millions-at-t-modems-researchers-claim.html

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Apple to deprecate QuickTime for Windows after discovery of two flaws

Article Image Software security firm Trend Micro on Thursday announced the discovery of two new flaws in QuickTime for Windows, adding that Apple has plans to deprecate support for the software.

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Oculus Rift review roundup: Virtual Reality still trying to get real

Oculus is shipping the long-awaited Rift but it comes with flaws typical of first-gen products, according to initial reviews from major tech sites.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/03/30/oculus-rift-review-roundup-virtual-reality-still-trying-to-get-real.html

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Google finds serious flaws in Android code Samsung added to Galaxy S6 Edge

Article Image Google’s bug hunt to identify software flaws in Android has revealed 11 exploitable flaws in Samsung’s software included on its high end Galaxy S6 Edge flagship, including “a substantial number of high-severity issues,” within just a week of looking.

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Critical TrueCrypt security bugs finally found

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A new security report indicates that there are deep flaws buried in TrueCrypt’s source code. If you still use the program, it’s time to find a different solution.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/215285-critical-truecrypt-security-bugs-finally-found

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Google Expands Bug Bounty Program


Since 2010, when it began paying security researchers to find flaws in its programs, Google has paid more than US$4 million to bug hunters. Now it’s prepared to pay even more. The company announced Friday that it’s expanding its Security Rewards Programs to include payments to researchers before they find bugs in Google’s software. It’s also broadening the reach of its Vulnerability Reward Program to include all mobile applications officially developed by Google and distributed at the Google Play and iTunes stores.

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