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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.

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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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Get 3 Years of NordVPN Service for Just $2.75 Per Month

Safeguard yourself against snoops, and access blocked content with this no-log VPN service. NordVPN is just $2.75 per month for 3 years, if you sign up right now.

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How to eliminate the default route for greater security

If portions of enterprise data-center networks have no need to communicate directly with the internet, then why do we configure routers so every system on the network winds up with internet access by default? Part of the reason is...

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IoT and the law of unintended consequences

Strava’s fitness app usage heatmap accidentally reveals military deployments — and it won’t be the last time good IoT intentions lead to unanticipated problems.

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What is microsegmentation? How getting granular improves network security

Microsegmentation is a way to create secure zones in data centers and cloud deployments that allow you to isolate workloads and protect them individually.

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The moving target of IoT security

As the explosive growth of IoT tech continues; businesses, vendors and consumers all have to confront the issue that the world is more connected than ever before, with potentially gigantic consequences. The central problem with...

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Get 29% Off This 6-Sheet Micro-Cut Paper and Credit Card Shredder

This powerful micro-cut shredder turns a letter-sized sheet into 2,235 pieces of confetti, up to 6 sheets at a time. It can also destroy credit cards, rendering them useless.

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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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Wi-Fi Alliance announces WPA3 to secure modern networks

IoT, public access and networks will all feel the impact of Wi-Fi Protected Access 3 (WPA3), a new standard of Wi-Fi security.

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2018 state of resilience: The pressure is on

IT leaders are under increased pressure to ensures systems can withstand natural disasters, attacks, and increasing storage and data accessibility needs.

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Dell EMC patches vulnerabilities in its data protection products

The vulnerabilities affect Dell EMC's Avamar Server, NetWorker Virtual Edition, and Integrated Data Protection Appliance. Users should apply patches now.

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How Cisco’s newest security tool can detect malware in encrypted traffic

Cisco’s Encrypted Traffic Analytics (ETA), which monitors network packet metadata to detect malicious traffic even if its encrypted, is now generally available.

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Meltdown and Spectre: How much are ARM and AMD exposed?

ARM and AMD aren't as exposed as Intel to the Meltdown and Spectre exploits, but there is some risk. And vendors are issuing updates to deal with it.

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Is single tenancy the fix for the Meltdown flaw?

With single tenancy, or bare metal hosting, companies can avoid the performance hit that the Meltdown fixes can cause in virtual environments.

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Meltdown and Spectre exploits: Cutting through the FUD

A breakdown of what the Meltdown and Spectre exploits are, what they aren’t, the risks they pose, and what you should do.

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32% off Kidde Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Display and 10 Year Battery - Deal Alert

Kidde calls this model "worry free" because its sensor and sealed battery provide 10 years of uninterrupted CO detection, and a digital display that updates every 15 seconds. Currently discounted down to $35 on Amazon.

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Leveraging reconfigurable computing for smarter cybersecurity, part 2

It’s clear that reconfigurable computing platforms have a great deal to offer in enabling faster, more powerful and more responsive cybersecurity solutions, both now and in the future.

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Secure your SDN controller

Security is one of the biggest challenges facing software-defined networks. To prevent unauthorized activity, it is essential that you secure your SDN controller.

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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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