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Meltdown and Spectre FAQ: How the critical CPU flaws affect PCs and Macs

The Meltdown and Spectre CPU bugs are very serious, and the fixes can create serious slowdowns in PCs, Macs, and other devices. Here's everything you need to know.

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How to find your motherboard's Spectre CPU fix

Finding and installing Spectre CPU firmware updates for DIY PCs is complicated and involves updating your motherboard BIOS. Here's how.

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How to protect your PC from the Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws

Here's how keep your computer safe from the nasty Meltdown and Spectre CPU security flaws. The patches are coming fast and furious!

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The global cyber war is heating up: Why businesses should be worried

From NotPetya's global disruption to North Korea's digital plundering of financial institutions, state-sponsored cyber attacks should be top of mind for business leaders. Here's how to defend against them.

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Why aren't we using SHA-3?

The Secure Hash Algorithm version 3 fixes flaws in the now-standard SHA-2 cipher. Here's how to prepare for a migration to SHA-3 when SHA-2 is inevitably compromised.

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Intel ships new Spectre patches: Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake now, Sandy Bridge next

Intel has shipped revised patches for Spectre and Meltdown for its most recent CPU families, including Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake, with a roadmap for what's next.

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5 ways blockchain is the new business collaboration tool

While the full potential of blockchain may not be understood by business execs, that's not keeping companies from aggressively exploring how the secure, distributed ledger technology can save time and money.

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Ivacy VPN review: A competent VPN that doesn't mind cryptocurrencies

Ivacy offers average speeds, a cleanly designed app, and a few helpful features like split tunneling, but it's also a company that doesn't want to reveal who's running the show.

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Ransomware: Do you pay the ransom? | Salted Hash Ep 19

Robert Gibbons, CTO at Datto, joins host Steve Ragan to talk about why companies pay out ransoms, the role of incident response plans and continuity strategies, and how companies weigh the risks.

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What is an intrusion detection system (IDS)? A valued capability with serious management challenges

An IDS monitors network traffic, searching for suspicious activity and known threats and sending up alerts when it finds such items. The function remains critical in the modern enterprise, but maybe not as a standalone solution.

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Intel says it's been hit with 32 separate lawsuits over Spectre, Meltdown

Intel's annual report claims that both customers and shareholders have filed numerous suits claiming they've been harmed by what Intel has or hasn't done regarding Spectre and Meltdown.

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Security lessons from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Shiny buttons that go "ping!" considered harmful.

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VPN Unlimited review: Good speeds, but what's with that map?

VPN Unlimited is a capable service that needs to improve its Windows interface, but the speeds are good and it works with Netflix too.

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements, deadlines and facts

GDPR is a regulation that requires businesses to protect the personal data and privacy of EU citizens for transactions that occur within EU member states. And non-compliance could cost companies dearly. Here’s what every company that...

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Microsoft's free analytics service sniffs out Meltdown, Spectre patch status

Windows Analytics can now scan enterprise PCs running Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 and report on whether they're prepped to fend off attacks based on the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities.

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Don't panic about the new 'Prime' Meltdown and Spectre CPU exploits

Researchers discovered new ways to trigger Meltdown and Spectre CPU exploits, but existing software patches offer protection.

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How to roll your own VPN on Windows

Using Algo on your Windows PC, you can set up and run a virtual private network on a server you control. This tutorial will walk you through all the steps.

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13 emerging IT certifications for today’s hottest skills

From the cloud, to cybersecurity, to data analytics — these new and emerging IT certifications are growing in popularity and demand, according to a report from Global Knowledge.

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