Intel releases new Spectre microcode update for Skylake; other chips remain in beta
Feb08

Intel releases new Spectre microcode update for Skylake; other chips remain in beta

Enlarge / Intel Skylake Core i7-6700K. (credit: Orestis Bastounis) After recommending customers not use its microcode fix for Broadwell and Haswell chips, Intel has issued a new microcode update for Skylake processors that gives operating systems the ability to protect against the Spectre flaw revealed earlier this year. The Spectre attacks work by persuading a processor’s branch predictor to make a specific bad prediction. This...

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Feds Take Down Infraud, a $530M Cybercrime Forum That Lasted 7 Years

Infraud may not have been as famous as dark web markets like the Silk Road and Alphabay, but it far outlasted both.

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Scammers Are Stealing Bitcoin on Twitter With a Classic Scheme

A new twist on the classic Nigerian Prince scheme has jumped from gaming communities to Twitter. And now it’s spreading.

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Air Gap Hacker Mordechai Guri Steals Data With Noise, Light, and Magnets

Researcher Mordechai Guri has spent the last four years exploring practically every method of stealthily siphoning data off of a disconnected computer.

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Weiss Ratings Defends its Decision to Give Bitcoin Only a C+ Grade
Feb08

Weiss Ratings Defends its Decision to Give Bitcoin Only a C+ Grade

Wall Street is known for being a cut throat place where shrewd business people play as tough as possible in order to make gains or their destroy opponents. However, the crypto ecosystem can be at times far more nasty than any other market. One company that had the audacity to rate everyone’s favorite cryptocurrency somewhat poorly learned this recently, but it still stands by the rankings.  Also Read: NFL Superstars Like to...

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