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T-Mobile Is Sending a Mass Text Warning of ‘Industry-Wide’ Phone Hijacking Scam

T-Mobile Is Sending a Mass Text Warning of ‘Industry-Wide’ Phone Hijacking Scam

| February 13, 2018

Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting people’s phone numbers, hijacking and then using them to access people’s bank or social media accounts. Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai Feb 5 2018, 11:02am Image: Brian A Jackson/Shutterstock **If you’re looking for ways to protect yourself from SIM hijacking and other hacks, read The Motherboard Guide to Not Getting Hacked** If you’re a customer of […]

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Trisis has the security world spooked, stumped and searching for answers

Trisis has the security world spooked, stumped and searching for answers

| January 17, 2018

At first, technicians at multinational energy giant Schneider Electric thought they were looking at the everyday software used to manage equipment inside nuclear and petroleum plants around the world. They had no idea that the code carried the most dangerous industrial malware on the planet. More than four months have passed since a novel, highly sophisticated piece of […]

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Intel Broadwell and Haswell CPUs Experiencing Reboots After Firmware Updates

Intel Broadwell and Haswell CPUs Experiencing Reboots After Firmware Updates

| January 15, 2018

Intel said today it is investigating an issue with Broadwell and Haswell CPUs after customers reported higher system reboot rates when they installed firmware updates for fixing the Spectre flaw. The hardware vendor said these systems are both home computers and data center servers. “We are working quickly with these customers to understand, diagnose and […]

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“Meltdown” and “Spectre”: Every modern processor has unfixable security flaws

“Meltdown” and “Spectre”: Every modern processor has unfixable security flaws

| January 12, 2018

Windows, Linux, and macOS have all received security patches that significantly alter how the operating systems handle virtual memory in order to protect against a hitherto undisclosed flaw. This is more than a little notable; it has been clear that Microsoft and the Linux kernel developers have been informed of some non-public security issue and have been […]

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Microsoft Says No More Windows Security Updates Unless AVs Set a Registry Key

Microsoft Says No More Windows Security Updates Unless AVs Set a Registry Key

| January 10, 2018

Microsoft has added a new and very important detail on the support  page describing incompatibilities between antivirus (AV) products and the recent Windows Meltdown and Spectre patches. According to an update added this week, Microsoft says that Windows users will not receive the January 2018 Patch Tuesday security updates, or any subsequent Patch Tuesday security updates, unless […]

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Microsoft says older Windows versions will face greatest performance hits after Meltdown, Spectre patches

Microsoft says older Windows versions will face greatest performance hits after Meltdown, Spectre patches

| January 10, 2018

Microsoft has confirmed that users of older versions of Windows should expect to “notice a decrease in system performance” after they apply system patches to protect against the Meltdown and Spectre processor bugs. The bugs, which affect mostly Intel processors but also some ARM and AMD chips, expose the majority of the world’s computers and phones to […]

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Wi-Fi Alliance launches WPA3 protocol with new security features

Wi-Fi Alliance launches WPA3 protocol with new security features

| January 10, 2018

The Wi-Fi Alliance has finally announced the long-awaited next generation of the wireless security protocol—Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA3). WPA3 will replace the existing WPA2—the network security protocol that has been around for at least 15 years and widely used by billions of wireless devices every day, including smartphones, laptops and Internet of things. However, WPA2 has long […]

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