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Meltdown and Spectre CPU vulnerabilities causes panic
In what is being described as ‘one of the worst CPU bugs ever’, serious security flaws have been found in processors designed by Intel, AMD and ARM that could enable hackers to steal sensitive data.
Microsoft’s ‘Meltdown’ updates are reportedly bricking AMD PCs
Following reports of unbootable machines, Microsoft has halted updates of its Meltdown and Spectre security patches for AMD computers, according to a support note spotted by the Verge.
PyCryptoMiner enslaves your PC to mine Monero
Researchers have stumbled across a new botnet which has gone under the radar for a long time while quietly enslaving PCs in the quest for cryptocurrency.
On Wednesday, researchers from F5 Networks revealed their findings on PyCryptoMiner, a new Linux-based botnet which is spreading over the SSH protocol.
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