Apple has another security issue
Published in News
Thursday, 18 January 2018 10:56

Apple has another security issue


Text bomb, text bomb, you’re a text bomb

The brilliant programmers at Apple who have all sorts of problems getting a clock to tell the time have delivered an operating system which can be switched off with a text.

AMD admits it is vulnerable to both versions of Spectre
Published in Processors


So much for saying that the second one was low risk

After days of saying that there was a "near zero" chance of its chips being hit by the two Spectre bugs, AMD has finally admitted it's vulnerable to both of them.

AMD suffers from an "Intel like" bug
Published in Processors
Monday, 08 January 2018 10:21

AMD suffers from an "Intel like" bug


It has fixed it though

AMD has fixed, but not yet released BIOS/UEFI/firmware updates for the general public for a security flaw affecting the AMD Secure Processor.

Vietnam deploys cyberwarriors
Published in News
Thursday, 28 December 2017 11:56

Vietnam deploys cyberwarriors


Declaring war on wrongful views

Vietnam is deploying a 10,000 strong military cyber warfare unit to combat what the government sees as a growing threat of "wrongful views" proliferating on the internet.

Security company sues Ars Technica for reporting bug
Published in News


Insists that bug in Keeper could not steal password.

Keeper, a password manager software maker, has filed a lawsuit against a tech reporter and Ars Technica over reporting a vulnerability disclosure in its product.

Firefox is about to label non-HTTPS sites as insecure
Published in News


By default

Firefox browsers might soon indentify sites which do not run HTTPS as insecure.

British spooks find hole in Microsoft Defender and Security Essentials
Published in News


Vole rushes to patch


Microsoft has posted an out-of-band security update to fix a remote code execution flaw in its Malware Protection Engine.

Torvalds rants about security
Published in News
Tuesday, 21 November 2017 11:28

Torvalds rants about security


It is not about security it is about bugs

Internet’s Mr Sweary, Linus Torvalds, has waded into the security industry for forgetting that bugs cause most problems.

Russians confirm hacking Intel’s ME
Published in News
Monday, 13 November 2017 11:42

Russians confirm hacking Intel’s ME


Oh those Russians
 

The Russian outfit which claimed to hack Intel's secretive Management Engine has given some more details as to how it did it.

Microsoft spills the beans on locked down Windows 10 machines
Published in News


How to be highly secure

Software King of the World Microsoft has revealed that if you want PCs or laptops to be secure you must have certain hardware features.