This is very sound advice. Move quickly to simply your life and avoid any issues with potential fraud.
The fun with Spectre and Meltdown patching just keeps coming. Take a moment to review your environments and update your patching accordingly.
And the roller coaster ride continues. If you are an Apple products user, and more specifically, a MacOS user, this article is for you. It provides a nice roadmap of where patching has been and where it is going in terms of Meltdown, Spectre and general hardware issues. Enjoy!
Take a moment to review your browsers and update accordingly.
Mr. Schneier has given us a concise, well-written and forward thinking perspective on Meltdown, Spectre and the potential future of hardware-based vulnerabilities. This article is certainly well worth a read.
These statistics certainly echo the reality of IT security in business. Employees, either maliciously or accidentally cause many of the security problems that businesses face on a day-in, day-out basis. User education and proper training can offset this risk over time.
This seems to be a reoccurring story – science and engineering education as a lacking component in the U.S. innovation ecosystem. This is not a universal failure. There are outstanding school systems and STEM programs in this country, but I would argue that educational consistency and student motivation are significant factors in the decline this article discusses.
This article is in line with other reports of vendors and Intel itself backing away from Spectre and Meltdown patching updates and tweaks.
Linus Torvalds and many others have come out in protest against the hasty and often flawed patching approach to the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. It is good to see Intel pumping the breaks on this process and taking a closer look at the architectural needs associated with the correction of this flaw.