Category «Opinion»

Billions of South African Rands exported every year

More security issues from Intel (Over and above Spectre and Meltdown). Regarding ME (Management Engines) the Intel CPU manufacturer said a few days ago: Intel has identified security vulnerabilities that could potentially impact certain PCs, servers, and IoT platforms The above may be lost in all the noise, hype and media attention of Spectre and …

Living with Spectre

The Meltdown CPU hardware issue can be mitigated by software, although at a processing cost. (My own system is already patched against meltdown) Spectre however, is a design flaw and although software can be effective in mitigating some of the issue, Spectre is something that planet earth will have to live with for the next …

Global News Embargo on major CPU security issues

There is currently a global security embargo on the latest huge global security threat which some are calling by some variation of the term “CPU” (central processing unit) All CPU’s (Intel/AMD) are affected by the security issues as the attack vector is virtual memory. Most at risk are cloud systems where physical memory is mapped …