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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.”
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.”
HAS THE WORLD’S FIRST UNHACKABLE CHIP ARRIVED?
“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.”