Intel’s latest set of Spectre microcode fixes is coming to a Windows update
Mar02

Intel’s latest set of Spectre microcode fixes is coming to a Windows update

Intel Skylake die shot. (credit: Intel) Windows users running the latest version of Windows 10 on recent Intel processors will soon be receiving Intel’s microcode updates to address the Spectre variant 2 attack. Earlier this year, attacks that exploit the processor’s speculative execution were published with the names Meltdown and Spectre, prompting a reaction from hardware and software companies. Intel released microcode...

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In the US v. Microsoft Supreme Court Case, an Old Law Leaves Few Good Options

If oral argument in *US v. Microsoft* proved anything, it’s that no one involved wants the courts to decide—including the justices.

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Chrome's WebUSB Feature Leaves Some Yubikeys Vulnerable to Attack

While still the best protection against phishing attacks, some Yubikey models are vulnerable after a recent update to Google Chrome.

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A 1.3Tbs DDoS Hit GitHub, the Largest Yet Recorded

On Wednesday, a 1.3Tbps DDoS attack pummeled GitHub for 15-20 minutes. Here’s how it stayed online.

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Crypto Tax Breaks Proposed by Officials in Russia
Mar02

Crypto Tax Breaks Proposed by Officials in Russia

Tax exemptions on profits from crypto-related transactions have been proposed during a meeting at the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia. Participants also called for a 10 fold increase of the limit for individual investments in ICOs. Russians should be allowed to open accounts with foreign exchanges, officials insisted.   Also read: Russian Lawmaker Proposes Legalization of Cryptocurrencies to Attract Investments Tax...

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