HIGHLIGHTS The Meltdown security flaw only affects Intel chips Alongside, a wider-reaching Spectre flaw was also revealed Tech giants have been scrambling to update software and hardware Intel chief Brian Krzanich said Monday the impact of a recently discovered vulnerability in computer chips has been limited due to “remarkable” collaboration
Today’s topics include operating system vendors’ efforts to issue a fix for an Intel chip flaw; Microsoft’s acquisition of Avere Systems for its cloud data management technology; Google’s new Community Connectors that link Data Studio to web data resources; and the potential benefits of T-Mobile’s early tests
HIGHLIGHTS The flaw resides in Broadcom Wi-Fi chipsets It could potentially harm 1 billion Android and iOS smartphones Google and Apple have already rolled out a fix for the bug A Broadcom chip flaw found and demoed by Exodus Intelligence’s Nitay Artenstein exposed a potential critical threat
IF YOU HAVEN’T updated your iPhone or Android device lately, do it now. Until very recent patches, a bug in a little-examined Wi-Fi chip would have allowed a hacker to invisibly hack into any one of a billion devices. Yes, billion with a b. A vulnerability that pervasive is rare,
Phones, laptops, PCs let you get online. But once there, a ‘server’ is what you connect with to get anything meaningful done. And the company that makes over 90% of online servers just upgraded their latest batch to be more powerful and energy efficient than ever before.
Microsoft’s corporate vice president of the Surface division, Panos Panay, todayannounced the Surface 3 tablet. The big news here is that the device doesn’t sport Windows RT like the previous two versions, but the full-blown release of Windows 8.1 powered by an Intel Atom chip. Customers can