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Just 25 percent of U.S. consumers use two-factor authentication, and just 45 percent use a PIN to protect their mobile device.
Source: While Blaming Companies for Breaches, Consumers Aren’t Prioritizing Their Own Security
Those $29 battery out-of-warranty replacements Apple promised are now available for impacted users with an iPhone 6 or later. The company was initially aiming for a late-January timeframe in the…
Source: Apple’s $29 iPhone battery replacements are available starting today | TechCrunch
Called Meltdown, the first and most urgent flaw affects nearly all microprocessors made by Intel. The second, Spectre, affects most other chips.
Source: Researchers Discover Two Major Flaws in the World’s Computers
A subreddit to share anything that goes on in your head whilst in the shower. Worth a weekly read to bring humor to your brain.
Source: Showerthoughts • r/Showerthoughts
The attention to this “speculative execution”-style attack is forcing major tech companies to put out patches to protect their consumers.
Source: Microsoft, Google among companies having a ‘Meltdown’ following widespread bug
The bad guys keep finding new ways to get past the good guys, as a new malware injection technique aims to escape retailers’ detection efforts, according to cybersecurity company Cyberbit.
Source: New malware injection technique poses retail risk
The world’s internet infrastructure is vulnerable, but snipping a couple of lines is the least of your concerns.
Source: What Would Really Happen If Russia Attacked Undersea Internet Cables
From a rise in nation-state actors to a redefinition of cybersecurity as a bottom-line profit area, CIOs and security teams will have a lot on their plates this year.
Source: No one is safe: 5 cybersecurity trends for 2018
Daniel Gruss didn’t sleep much the night he hacked his own computer and exposed a flaw in most of the chips made in the past two decades by hardware giant Intel Corp (INTC.O).
Source: How a researcher hacked his own computer and found ‘worst’ chip flaw