This article is in line with other reports of vendors and Intel itself backing away from Spectre and Meltdown patching updates and tweaks.
Given the many security challenges and loopholes in the new Windows 10 OS, combined with Microsoft’s new all or nothing patching strategy, another alternative OS and hardware platform is always welcome. I am thrilled to see Dell embracing dedicated hardware configurations for these Linux flavors. Add in MacOS and we are starting to see real options beyond the legacy footprint of MS Windows.
I am thrilled to see these types of tools being made available via open source. Honeypots are a great method for both understanding how intrusions are made and how to better prevent/block them.
This is a very lucid explanation of the Dell self-signed certificate issue that has spread across the IT security sites and forums the last couple of days. It is being compared to the Lenovo Superfish debacle of earlier in the year, but Dell’s issue appears to be less diabolical and easier to remedy.