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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Early Qualcomm Server CPU Benchmarks Could Mean Big Trouble for Intel

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Qualcomm’s new Centriq servers are proving to be powerful solutions. Intel ought to be looking over its shoulder, at least a little.

The post Early Qualcomm Server CPU Benchmarks Could Mean Big Trouble for Intel appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/259036-early-qualcomm-server-cpu-benchmarks-mean-big-trouble-intel?source=Computing

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Google puts Intel on notice, ‘looks forward’ to using non-Intel chips within its cloud

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Google is doubling down on its intent to use non-Intel chips in future servers, and it’s backing industry consortiums to develop next-gen interconnect standards to drive them.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/237734-google-puts-intel-on-notice-looks-forward-to-using-non-intel-chips-within-its-cloud?source=Computing

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IBM’s new AI-friendly server adopts Nvidia’s NVLink for faster memory

Under the hood of the new IBM Power Systems S822LC for High Performance Computing
Everyone expects GPUs like Nvidia’s Tesla P100 in purpose-built AI servers, but optimizing memory access is also a major issue. IBM is using Nvidia’s NVLink to help with that bottleneck.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/235213-ibms-new-ai-friendly-server-adopts-nvidias-nvlink-for-faster-memory

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Bizarre glitch is transforming Pokemon after they're caught in 'Pokemon GO'

There’s no question that the “Pokemon GO” servers have been significantly more stable ever since Niantic released its highly controversial update over the weekend, but the developers appears to have created a bizarre glitch as well.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/02/bizarre-glitch-is-transforming-pokemon-after-theyre-caught-in-pokemon-go.html

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Apple may design its own servers to avoid government snooping

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Apple is reportedly considering building its own servers to keep the government from intercepting and infecting them with various kinds of malware. Such a move would almost certainly raise the stakes in the company’s ongoing battle with the FBI and NSA.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/225524-apple-may-design-its-own-servers-to-avoid-government-snooping

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Apple moves to bring iCloud infrastructure in-house predicated by backdoor fears – report

Article Image Apple’s multi-year effort to develop its own servers and networking hardware has reportedly been driven in large part by security concerns, as the company worries that supply chain tampering may lead to deeply embedded vulnerabilities which are difficult to find and remediate.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4e776c92/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C160C0A30C230Capple0Emoves0Eto0Ebring0Eicloud0Einfrastructure0Ein0Ehouse0Epredicated0Eby0Ebackdoor0Efears0E0E0Ereport/story01.htm

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The FREAK HTTPS exploit: Now even easier, affects 2,000 iOS, Android apps

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The bad news keeps on coming. Not only are millions of servers and thousands of applications still vulnerable to FREAK, it’s even easier to crack the security system than we first thought.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/201509-the-freak-https-exploit-now-even-easier-and-affects-2000-ios-android-applications

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Apple CEO promises new security measures after iCloud celebrity photo hack

Keen to reassure Apple customers that their data is safe on its remote servers following the recent iCloud celebrity photo hack, company boss Tim Cook said new security measures will be rolled out in the coming weeks. 

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/09/05/apple-ceo-promises-new-security-measures-after-icloud-celebrity-photo-hack/

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Prosecutors say hacker helped thwart hundreds of cyberattacks

A prolific computer hacker who infiltrated the servers of major corporations later switched sides and helped the government disrupt hundreds of cyberattacks on Congress, NASA and other sensitive targets, according to federal prosecutors.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/05/27/prosecutors-say-hacker-helped-thwart-hundreds-cyberattacks/

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IBM unveils Power8 and OpenPower pincer attack on Intel’s x86 server monopoly

IBM Power8 die shot, high res
IBM has taken the wraps off the first servers that are powered by its monstrously powerful Power8 CPUs. With more than 4 billion transistors, packed into a stupidly large 650-square-millimeter die built on IBM’s new 22nm SOI process, the 12-core (96-thread) Power8 CPU is one of the largest and probably the most powerful CPU ever built. In a separate move, IBM is opening up the entire Power8 architecture and technical documentation through the OpenPower Foundation, allowing third parties to make Power-based chips (much like ARM’s licensing model), and to allow for the creation of specialized coprocessors (GPUs, FPGAs, etc.) that link directly into the CPU’s memory space using IBM’s new CAPI interface. You will not be surprised to hear that Nvidia, Samsung, and Google — three huge players among hundreds more who are beholden to Intel’s server monopoly — are core members of the OpenPower Foundation. The Power8 CPU and the OpenPower Foundation are the cornerstones of a very big, well-orchestrated plan to finally put an end to x86’s reign, and place a fairer, more powerful architecture at the head of the server table.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/181102-ibm-power8-openpower-x86-server-monopoly

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