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News Roundup: Intel faces Meltdown

A roundup of the week’s technology news including drunk droning, IT fashion, and Tango down.

 

Intel Meltdown

Happy New Year! 2018 is less than a week old and we’ve already seen threats of Nuclear war. We’ve also seen some major vulnerabilities within Intel’s chips being disclosed.

Named Meltdown and Spectre, these two vulnerabilities exploit flaws in processors and allow an attacker to steal data from the memory of any program currently running. Discovered by Jann Horn of Google’s Project Zero with the help of others, the bug affects “effectively every [Intel] processor since 1995”.

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Dan is Senior Staff Writer at IDG Connect. Writes about all manner of tech from driverless cars, AI, and Green IT to Cloudy stuff, security, and IoT. Dislikes autoplay ads/videos and garbage written about 'milliennials'.  

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