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Researchers find malware samples that exploit Meltdown and Spectre

As of Feb. 1, antivirus testing firm AV-TEST had found 139 malware samples that exploit Meltdown and Spectre. Most are not very functional, but that could change.


Spectre and Meltdown | Salted Hash Ep 17

What is it about the Spectre and Meltdown attacks that scared everyone so much? Host Steve Ragan and J.M. Porup talk through the impact of these hardware flaws.


AMD plans silicon fix for Spectre vulnerability

AMD intends to have a silicon fix for the variant 2 of the Spectre exploit, the only one of the Meltdown and Spectre exploits it’s vulnerable to, by 2019.

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Configuration errors in Intel workstations being labeled a security hole

The issue is in specific desktops and laptops but is not a technical one, company says.

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Facebook and Amazon are causing a memory shortage

Demand for DRAM is soaring thanks to the explosive growth in hyperscale data centers, creating a shortage and causing prices to increase.

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Leverage the power of the mainframe to make sense of your IoT data

With ever-increasing IoT data, using ETL to provide real-time analysis won’t cut it. A mainframe, though, can process your data without a hiccup.

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Improved telepresence: In your face with the new BeamPro 2

Available this summer, the new BeamPro 2 promises more realistic telepresence visits with colleagues, customers, patients and others.

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France goes after companies for deliberately shortening life of hardware

French prosecutors investigate a "planned obsolescence" complaint against printer maker Epson. A conviction could have far-reaching global ramifications.

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Can IoT help make the enterprise more secure?

Most people think of IoT as a security vulnerability, but Enterprise IoT could also be a security tool — and maybe a privacy issue.

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25% off Logitech K780 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard for Computer, Phone & Tablet - Deal Alert

Logitech's type-on-everything keyboard features easy switching between three devices, including any computer, tablet and smartphone. An integrated phone and tablet stand holds your devices at the perfect angle to type and read....

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Data center cooling market set to explode in the coming years

The worldwide market for data center cooling equipment will reach $20 billion by 2024, according to Global Market Insights.

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15% off APC 11-Outlet Surge Protector with USB Charging Ports and SurgeArrest - Deal Alert

Be it a lightning strike that destroys a home entertainment center or fluctuating power that degrades the life of your electronics – surges, lightning, and power disturbances can have a devastating impact on the valuable electronics...

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Aerohive and Dell EMC announce OEM relationship

Aerohive Networks gets a boost from Dell EMC’s channel and services, helping it distribute its Wi-Fi hardware and cloud management platform and reach more customers.

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AMD rumored to double server core count on Epyc chip

The next generation of AMD’s Epyc server processors is expected to pack 64 cores on one chip.

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Cisco adds telemetry to storage networks

Cisco MDS 9123T FC switch with integrated telemetry helps customers analyze SAN operations better, remediate problems faster and proactively handle issues.

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23% off APC 600VA 7-outlet Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) with USB Charging - Deal Alert

The new APC BE600M1 Back-UPS has 7 total outlets: 5 battery backup outlets plus 2 Surge Protection outlets, more than ever before. BE600M1 Back-UPS is capable of powering your wireless networking equipment for 2 to 6 hours when power...

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HPE gives up the battle for tier 1 data center customers

HPE bows to the reality that ‘white box’ vendors have it beat. It will no longer try to sell commodity hardware to tier 1 customers such as Amazon, Facebook and Google.

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Western Digital plans 40TB drives, but it’s still not enough

Microwave-assisted magnetic recording (MAMR) is enabling Western Digital to create 40TB drives. But it’s not enough because data is growing faster than disk capacity.

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