Jan 05 2018
Advice from the U.S Computer Emergency Readiness Team's was grim.
So what should Apple users do? He warned that this should protect users for now, but the fact that malicious actors will continue to find ways to exploit the Meltdown and Spectre flaws "make it clear that CPU architecture decisions need to be rethought".
Apple says it as of now discharged "alleviations" in iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2, and tvOS 11.2 to help safeguard against Meltdown.
Microsoft has also acknowledged the issue and told CNBC (via email), "We are in the process of deploying mitigations to cloud services and have also released security updates to protect Windows customers against vulnerabilities affecting supported hardware chips from Intel, Arm, and AMD".
Microsoft said it had been aware of the vulnerabilities and had been working on fixes for some time.
Like other big tech companies that are scrambling to deal with the problem, Apple sought also to reassure users.
Apple has issued a statement confirming the design flaw vulnerabilities on ARM-based and Intel CPUs impacts all Macs and iOS devices. The second bug named Spectre meanwhile affects chips made by Intel, ARM and AMD and lets hackers to trick "error-free applications" to shell out sensitive information.
Meltdown could have devastating effect for cloud providers as Google researchers were able to demonstrate reading of host memory from a KVM guest OS.
More Snow for Christmas Eve!
Temperatures in the upper 30s to low 40s will feel more like the upper 20s to lower 30s during the day. Measurable snow on Christmas Eve in Seattle is a rare event, according to NWS Seattle officials.
3GPP declares first 5G NR spec complete
At the 3GPP RAN Plenary meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, which I'm actively participating in, 3GPP successfully completed the first implementable 5G NR specifications that define the first phase of the global 5G standard .
Apple admits to slowing iPhones batteries as they age
Apple issued a statement Thursday saying the company has used software updates to limit older model iPhones' performance. Not everyone was happy with Apple's explanation, or the fact that the company called slowing down its products a feature.
Spectre and Meltdown are serious vulnerabilities that take advantage of the speculative execution mechanism of a CPU. Data is supposed to be protected and isolated, but researchers discovered that in some cases, the information can be exposed while the processor queues it up.
Apple further explains that for these bugs to really affect one's systems, they need to rely on apps with malicious code. Meltdown appears to be specific to chips made by Intel.
Browser makers Google, Microsoft Corp and Mozilla Corp's Firefox all confirmed to Reuters that the patches they now have in place do not protect iOS users.
Apple remained silent for more than a day about the fate of the hundreds of millions of users of its iPhones and iPads.
These two sophisticated bugs matter especially to enterprises that deal with a lot of network traffic and considerable processing power - things like cloud providers, retailers that process consumer transactions, and medical systems that crunch data.
The Software Engineering Institute, a USA -government funded body that researches cybersecurity problems, initially said the only way to fully remove one of the vulnerabilities is to completely replace the affected processor. But that's not realistically going to happen anytime soon.
Replacing all the affected processors quickly would be impossible: there now are none available to replace the vulnerable ones with the same kind of functionality.
Jan 02 2018
Assam's first draft of NRC identifies 1.9 crore as Indian citizens
Not only should the remaining part of the exercise be fast-tracked but they (officials) also need to be extra vigilant, he said. So there is a possibility that some names within a single family may not be there in the first draft", said Hajela.
Jan 01 2018
Man Arrested With Guns, Ammo in Houston Hotel Room
When officers arrived, they eventually found an AR-15, a shotgun, a handgun, and plenty of ammo in the man's room, police said. Police said the man was arrested and jailed for unlawfully carrying a weapon and trespassing.
Dec 30 2017
January starts with wolf supermoon, ends with supermoon lunar eclipse
In 2018 there will be two Blue Moons - one in January and one in March, February being left out without a full moon. January's first full moon, nicknamed a wolf moon, will take place on January 1 and it will be a supermoon .
Dec 28 2017
'Dangerous wind chills' forecast for Wednesday; wintry mix possible during weekend
Snow is expected to begin falling around commute time Thursday morning and continue throughout the day. For example, Carletta said on Christmas Day in Fargo this year, the low was minus 19 degrees.
Dec 27 2017
Harry Kane scores three as Tottenham thrash Southampton 5-2 in London
We're a hard team to stop and I said to them before the game to try and set me up and they did that, so I'll have to take them out for dinner".
Dec 25 2017
Trinity plans Christmas Eve services
New Dawn Fellowship , 4803 Plaza Blvd., Building 1, has scheduled a Christmas Eve Candlelight service from 5 p.m.to 6 p.m. Monadnock Covenant Church at 90 Base Hill Road, Keene, will hold Christmas Eve services Sunday at 4 and 6 p.m.
Dec 24 2017
Crowds gather at Newgrange for winter solstice
What really matters is that the account is one more little nudge to feel better during the long slog of winter. This astronomical quirk happens because of Earth's 23.5-degree tilt and our elliptical orbit around the sun.
Dec 24 2017
Trump Said Haitian Immigrants "All Have AIDS" & It Gets Even Worse
President Donald Trump has tongue lashed countries with immigrants in the U.S. , according to a New York Times report . McGahn insisted that administration lawyers had already promised the court that Mr.
Dec 23 2017
Rohit Sharma: India batsman equals fastest Twenty20 worldwide century against Sri Lanka
The Indian skipper reached 100 off 35 deliveries, matching South African David Miller's century against Bangladesh in October. Team India defeated Sri Lanka by 93 runs in the first T-20 match played in Cuttack, taking 1-0 lead in the series.
Dec 23 2017
Salvation Army Bell Ringer Beaten for Wishing a Man 'Merry Christmas'
We have three children, two twins and a four year old. "We were doing fine until about last week", Hughes said. The Salvation Army says a gold coin has been found in a red kettle in Kentucky.
Jan 02 2018Six days of Iran protests: 20 dead, 450 arrested
Dec 31 2017Liverpool Prospect Reveals The Disgusting Racist Abuse He Suffered This Year
Dec 31 2017Arrest after police shoot man dead responding to hoax 'swatting' call
Dec 30 2017'Tiger Zinda Hai' gives tough competition to 'Baahubali 2' on Box Office
Dec 30 2017County Unemployment Rates Remain Low Across Tennessee
Dec 29 2017U.S. to resume full visa services in Turkey
Dec 28 2017Josh Rosen keeps making headlines for acknowledging the obvious
Dec 27 2017Kabul Bombing Kills At Least 6; ISIS Claims Responsibility
Dec 26 2017Elon Musk jokes SpaceX rocket a 'nuclear' UFO from North Korea
Dec 25 2017Xbox Games with Gold for January feature vampire and treasure hunters
Jan 05 2018Chelsea 'on brink of signing Ross Barkley from Everton'
Jan 05 2018Justin Timberlake Drops "Filthy" Video, Channels Steve Jobs
Jan 01 2018Final observations: Cowboys 6, Eagles 0
Jan 01 2018Terrorists storm CRPF camp in J&K's Pulwama, jawan killed
Dec 31 2017Snow Showers Falling, Will Spread Eastward as Afternoon Goes on
Dec 29 2017Vanity Fair Apologises For Video Suggesting Hillary Clinton Takes Up Knitting
Dec 29 2017Veteran news anchor Amanda Davis dies
Dec 28 2017Obama beats Trump in America's Most Admired Man poll
Dec 26 2017Jordan Feldstein, Jonah Hill's brother and Maroon 5 manager, dies at 40
Dec 26 2017Israel deports two Turks detained in Jerusalem
Dec 23 2017Marijuana for Christmas? Elderly Couple Arrested With 60 Pounds for Gifts
Dec 22 2017Facebook puts toe in music streaming video with UMG deal