Microsoft has released additional Windows 10 mitigations for the Spectre side-channel flaw revealed in January, with an expanded lineup of firmware (microcode) updates for Intel CPUs that include the Broadwell and Haswell chipsets. Read More
649 Agents from 32 cities in 18 countries earned 86 million AP, gained 91 levels and walked 1,828 km during April’s First Saturday events around the world.
This month, the Enlightened had the most agents (+1), most levels gained (+7), most AP earned (+7.6m) and most AP per agent (+23.0k). The Resistance had the most KM walked (+36) and most KM per agent (+0.12). Read More
SAN FRANCISCO – Credential theft and abuse have long been a nagging problem for local network administrators. The threat surface ranges from pretexting scams to insiders who abuse network privileges in order to grant themselves higher permissions than otherwise assigned. Read More
AMD said that CPU firmware and Windows 10 patches are now available to safeguard its products against the Spectre security flaw.
Mark Papermaster, senior vice president and chief technology officer at AMD, said in a Tuesday post that Spectre fixes are available for AMD customers, who can download BIOS updates provided by PC and server manufacturers and motherboard providers. Read More
Intel has halted patches for an array of older chips that would protect them against the Spectre vulnerability, according to a recent microcode update.
The microcode update shows that its older products – including Wolfdale, Bloomfield, Clarksfield, Gulftown, Harpertown, Jasper Forest, SoFIA 3GR, and Yorkfield – will no longer receive patches. Read More
Cloudflare is hoping to boost consumer privacy, reduce the threat of man-in-the-middle attacks, and speed up the internet with a new free solution for securing domain name server traffic that uses the encrypted HTTPS channel. Read More