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New Intel Chip Bug Can Expose All Data on a Computer to Hackers

“Depending on how you look at it, the Intel technology known as Visualization of Internal Signals Architecture, or VISA, is either a feature or a bug.”

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New variants of Mirai botnet detected, targeting more IoT devices

“Mirai, the “botnet” malware that was responsible for a string of massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in 2016—including one against the website of security reporter Brian Krebs—has gotten a number of recent updates. Now, developers using the widely distributed “open” source code of the original have added a raft of new devices to their potential bot armies by compiling the code for four more microprocessors commonly used in embedded systems.”

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“Given last year’s Meltdown and Spectre — security flaws that researchers are calling catastrophic because they could affect nearly every computer chip manufactured in the past 20 years — producing a chip capable of repelling attacks would restore peace of mind to everyone from government agencies to private companies.”

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