Meltdown and Spectre: Here’s what Intel, Apple, Microsoft, others are doing about it
Jan06

Meltdown and Spectre: Here’s what Intel, Apple, Microsoft, others are doing about it

Enlarge (credit: Jen) The Meltdown and Spectre flaws—two related vulnerabilities that enable a wide range of information disclosure from every mainstream processor, with particularly severe flaws for Intel and some ARM chips—were originally revealed privately to chip companies, operating system developers, and cloud computing providers. That private disclosure was scheduled to become public some time next week, enabling...

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Pro-Russia Twitter Trolls Take Aim at Special Counsel Robert Mueller

As special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation heats up, a network of pro-Russia trolls have rushed to discredit him.

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Even Realistic Videogames like Call of Duty Won’t Help Us Win Wars

Opinion: Research shows that millennial cadets’ digital skills don’t help them on the virtual battlefield.

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What Happens If Russia Attacks Undersea Internet Cables

The world’s internet infrastructure is vulnerable, but snipping a couple of lines is the least of your concerns.

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Cryptocurrency Valuations Have Created Very Wealthy Founders
Jan06

Cryptocurrency Valuations Have Created Very Wealthy Founders

Bitcoin has been on a tear for well over a year now, but a few other cryptocurrencies have increased in value far more than BTC. This past week the two digital assets ripple (XRP) and ethereum (ETH) have spiked in value exponentially, making the founders of these projects some of the wealthiest men in the world — Right up there with bitcoin’s creator Satoshi Nakamoto. Also read: Visa Veto Leaves Several European...

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