Good work Intel. Spectre and Meltdown processor flaws leave everyone exposed and vulnerable

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.

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Online security fatigue – how to maintain your sanity

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.

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