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Massive Intel Chip Security Flaw Threatens Computers
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A design flaw in all Intel chips produced in the last decade is responsible for a vulnerability that puts Linux, Windows and macOS-powered computers at risk, according to multiple press reports. The flaw reportedly is in the kernel that controls the chip performance, allowing commonly used programs to access the contents and layout of a […]

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Security flaw reportedly threatens Intel-based PCs     – CNET
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Security researchers report that a flaw in Intel’s processor design may leave the door open to exposing sensitive system data.

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2 Years Later, Security Holes Linger In GPS Services Used By Millions of Devices
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chicksdaddy quotes a report from The Security Ledger: Security researchers say that serious security vulnerabilities linger in GPS software by the China-based firm ThinkRace more than two years after the hole was discovered and reported to the firm, The Security Ledger reports. Data including a GPS enabled device’s location, serial number, assigned phone number and […]

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Windows 10 included password manager with huge security hole
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There's a good reason why security analysts get nervous about bundled third-party software: it can introduce vulnerabilities that the companies can't control. And Microsoft, unfortunately, has learned that the hard way. Google researcher Tavis Ormand…

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macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 is here with enterprise and security updates
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Enlarge / High Sierra wallpaper. The low-hanging clouds in the background may or may not be related to the name. (credit: Apple) Rounding out several days of OS updates that included iOS 11.2, tvOS 11.2, and watchOS 4.2, Apple today rolled out macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 for supported Macs. You can download the update now […]

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Updating macOS can bring back the nasty “root” security bug
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Enlarge (credit: Andrew Cunningham) The serious and surprising root security bug in macOS High Sierra is back for some users, shortly after Apple declared it fixed. Users who had not installed macOS 10.13.1 and thus were running a prior version of the OS when they received the security update, found that installing 10.13.1 resurfaced the […]

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Three Uber security managers reportedly resigned today
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 Three senior-level security managers resigned from Uber today, Reuters reported earlier today. One of the three who resigned, Pooja Ashok, was chief of staff to now-former Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan. Sullivan was fired last week for trying to hide the security breach that affected about 57 million riders and 600,00 drivers. The other two […]

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Netgear Arlo Outdoor Smart Home Security Light Release Date, Price and Specs     – CNET
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Meet the Netgear Arlo Outdoor Smart Home Security Light, a smart floodlight that watches over your yard.

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Microsoft To Integrate 3rd-party Security Info Into Its Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection Service
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Microsoft is partnering with other security vendors to integrate their macOS, Linux, iOS, and Android security wares with its Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) service From a report: Microsoft has announced the first three such partners: Bitdefender, Lookoutm and Ziften. These companies will feed any threats detected into the single Windows Defender ATP console. […]

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