New Spectre-like attack uses speculative execution to overflow buffers
Jul11

New Spectre-like attack uses speculative execution to overflow buffers

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty Images) When the Spectre and Meltdown attacks were disclosed earlier this year, the expectation was that these attacks would be the first of many, as researchers took a closer look at the way that the speculative execution in modern processors could be used to leak sensitive information and undermine the security of software running on those processors. In May, we saw the speculative store...

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Facebook Gave Russian Internet Giant Special Data Extension

Mail.ru also ran hundreds of apps on Facebook at a time when the platform’s policies allowed app developers to collect their users’ friends’ data.

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Apple's China-Friendly Censorship Caused an iPhone-Crashing Bug

The bug serves as a reminder of China-friendly censorship code hidden in all iOS devices.

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DIY Guns: A Landmark Ruling Opens the Door for Homemade Firearms

Cody Wilson makes digital files that let anyone 3-D print untraceable guns. The government tried to stop him. He sued—and won.

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Opera Browser Introduces a Built-in Cryptocurrency Wallet
Jul11

Opera Browser Introduces a Built-in Cryptocurrency Wallet

The latest version of the Opera for Android, currently available in a private beta, introduces an easy-to-use and built-in cryptocurrency wallet functionality to the browser. This means that a significant part of Opera’s 322 million user base across all platforms would no longer need to install separate extensions to handle supported crypto payments on mobile devices. Also Read: London School of Economics Launches...

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