Intel Processors Have Been Plagued By Security Flaw For More Than A Decade

For more than a decade, computer processors made by Intel contained a major security flaw that could allow malicious programs to gain access to vital and protected parts of a machine’s kernel memory, the Register reported. The issue has been kept under wraps for months as programmers have worked to fix the flaw before it could… Please follow and like us:

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IRS suspends Equifax contract, cites ‘new information’

ATLANTA — The Internal Revenue Service has suspended its $7.25 million contract with Atlanta-based Equifax, the agency announced Friday. The decision came a day after the company was forced to shut down one of its customer service websites, a page that had been manipulated by hackers who had apparently placed malicious software on the site. That… Please follow and like us:

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Microsoft criticizes government creation of hacking tools used in global cyberattack

SEATTLE — Microsoft says government hoarding of hacking tools is partly to blame for the cyberattacks that crippled computer systems around the world on Friday. The company also reiterated a call it made earlier this year for an international agreement among states to shield civilians and corporate noncombatants from hacking. In what one of the most… Please follow and like us:

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WannaCry: What is ransomware and how to avoid it

Malicious software or “ransomware” has been used in a massive hacking attack, affecting tens of thousands of computers worldwide. Software security companies said a ransomware worm called “WannaCry” infected about 57,000 computer systems in 99 countries on Friday, with Russia, Ukraine, and Taiwan being the top targets. The hack forced British hospitals to turn away patients,… Please follow and like us:

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