This popped today and we thought it was worth a few hundred words.
Just after a bright and hopeful ringing in of the New Year, January 2nd, 2018 came with an amazing, yet terrifying, report of two major processor (CPU) security vulnerabilities that affect virtually every computing device. The two CPU flaws – dubbed Meltdown and Spectre – are reported to affect CPU chips manufactured within the past 10 years by Intel, AMD, and ARM holdings. However, as more and more R&D and triage is being reported, it looks like Intel is truly the major owner and inventor of these processor bugs. And these bugs sting; if you are a user of a desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone, cloud service, etc, you are potentially vulnerable (which includes everybody).
As we all should know by now, a decade in the world of tech and computing might as well mean a Millennia. Let’s take a few minutes and dive into Meltdown and Spectre and learn what’s to come as vendors scramble to make and push updates to our precious computing devices.
Let’s talk cryptocoin fans. Ripple (XRP) has and continues to be on a bullish run in the markets, grabbing market share and users left and right. Backed by the powerful RippleNet and major, A-list investors such as Andreessen-Horowitz, Seagate, Google Ventures, and SBI Virtual Currencies, Ripple has built a global network of payment settlement solutions that are entirely blockchain based. What’s so cool about Ripple? It’s geared to further increase the global liquidity of money by allowing transfers around the world to take place at record speeds with very, very small fees.
Learn why you may want to jump in on Ripple.
A recent study from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) finds that online users can suffer from online Security Fatigue. What? Why? Not me! I’m always safe online. Sure. We’ve reached a point in history that if you are using a computer to do things online, you are concerned about hacking, viruses or other malicious actors that may steal your data or worse, your hard earned cash. Let’s talk Security Fatigue and some methods to rid ourselves of those security worries while doing things online.
If you are new to cryptocurrency (or token-based) blockchains or plainly haven’t updated your Bitcoin blockchain in a long time, you’ll want to get the latest data on your blockchain ledgers quickly and efficiently. Otherwise, you’ll be in for a long wait time. Let’s learn about hacks to get your blockchains downloading and processing faster! Continue reading “A faster way to store and sync the bitcoin blockchain”