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To fix Intel’s firmware fiasco, wait for Christmas Eve or 2018

And cross your fingers: ‘TBD’ is the scheduled date for hundreds of PC fixes

The world’s top PC-makers have started to ship fixes for the multiple flaws in Intel’s CPUs, but plenty won’t land until 2018.…

Posted On: 23 Nov 2017

To fix Intel’s firmware fiasco, wait for Christmas Eve or 2018

And cross your fingers: ‘TBD’ is the scheduled date for hundreds of PC fixes

The world’s top PC-makers have started to ship fixes for the multiple flaws in Intel’s CPUs, but plenty won’t land until 2018.…

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Samba needs two patches, unless you’re happy for SMB servers to dance for evildoers

Big Linux distros have pushed their fixes, but let’s not assume everything auto-patches, OK?

It’s time to patch Samba again – or turn off SAMBA 1, which is never as easy as it sounds.…

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Devs working to stop Go math error bugging crypto software

Programming language makes some fuzzy big numbers

Consider this an item for the watch-list, rather than a reason to hit the panic button: a math error in the Go language could potentially affect cryptographic libraries.…

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Permissionless data slurping: Why Google’s latest bombshell matters

Are you in control?

Comment According to an old Chinese proverb: “When a wise man points at the Moon, an idiot looks at his finger.” Google may have been hoping that you were examining a finger, not reading a Quartz story yesterday, which reveals how Android phones send location data to Google without you even knowing it.…

Posted On: 22 Nov 2017

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