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Spectre, Google, and the Universal Read Gadget

Spectre, a seemingly never ending menace to processors, is back in the limelight once again thanks to the Universal Read Gadget. First seen at the start of 2018, Spectre emerged alongside Meltdown as a major potential threat to people’s system security. Meltdown and Spectre Meltdown targeted Intel processors and required a malicious process running on the system to interact with it. Spectre could … [Read more...]

Hottest cybersecurity stories that shook the world in January

With so much cybersecruity news flying around, it is hard to keep track of the bigger stories that emerged. Here is the GFI security round-up of the three top cybersecurity stories of January 2018. … [Read more...]

A week in security (January 8 – January 14)

It’s very early in the year, yet everyone has already had a complete meltdown (pun intended) over a number of serious vulnerabilities found in legacy and modern microprocessors. Last week, rightly so, vendors released patches for hardware and OSes to help mitigate these threats. However, problems in patching persisted. As if this wasn’t challenging enough, some online criminals jumped … [Read more...]