Security researchers at Bitdefender have discovered a way of exploiting a flaw in Intel chips that could be used to steal passwords and encryption keys.
The chips are down, as tech companies struggle to protect against the Meltdown and Spectre flaws. The White House is getting tough on leakers by banning personal devices from the West Wing. And someone has been embedding a Bitcoin wallet into their hand…
All this and much much more is discussed in latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by David McClelland.
There’s bad news and bad news for folks running Windows on an AMD-powered PC.
Anti-virus vendors have little choice. They will have to fix their products to fall into line, as customers won’t be satisfied with being blocked from receiving Microsoft security updates.
Apple takes further steps to protect its customers against the Meltdown and Spectre processor flaws. Remember to apply the updates!
There is not much that consumers can do other than wait for security patches and mitigations to be released, and then apply them as a matter of priority.