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Intel, Microsoft, Google Scramble for Solutions as Patches Slow Systems

Major tech companies, including Intel, Microsoft and Google, scrambled to calm the mood this week after a large number of computer users reported performance problems linked to security updates for the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. A firestorm of criticism has erupted over the response to the chip flaws, which researchers at Google’s Project Zero discovered […]

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The IoT’s Scramble to Combat Botnets

With shadowy botnet armies lurking around the globe and vigilante gray-hat actors inoculating susceptible devices, the appetite for IoT security is stronger than ever. “If you throw IoT on a con talk, you’ve got a pretty good chance to get in,” remarked information security professional Jason Kent, as he began his presentation at Chicago’s Thotcon […]

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Pokemon Go Devs Scramble to Fix Big Privacy Goof

Just days after Pokemon Go sent Nintendo shares soaring in Tokyo, the game’s developers were scrambling to close a massive privacy hole. The iOS version of the mobile game — which superimposes figures onto real-world environments through augmented reality technology — apparently had a default setting that required users to grant broad permissions to access […]

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