Google’s CPU Patch Builds Software ‘Trampolines’ that ‘Negligibly’ Impact Performance

Google’s CPU Patch Builds Software ‘Trampolines’ that ‘Negligibly’ Impact Performance

by Liviu ARSENE, from HotForSecurity , on 05.01.2018

Following the recent discovery of vulnerabilities in Intel, AMD and ARM CPUs, Google engineers developed a new chip-level patch that specifically addresses one of the three issues, namely the “Branch target injection” that’s also referred to as “Spectre”. Dubbed “Retpoline”, which is derived from “return” and “trampoline”, Google’s software construct is supposed to isolate indirect [and#8230;] read more

Meltdown and Spectre: decades-old CPU design flaws put businesses at risk

Meltdown and Spectre: decades-old CPU design flaws put businesses at risk

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 05.01.2018

Security researchers at Google this week made public two vulnerabilities in almost every modern processor shipped since 1995 that could allow attackers to steal passwords, encryption keys and other sensitive information. read more

Bitcoin loses ground; hackers opt for other encrypted digital currencies

Bitcoin loses ground; hackers opt for other encrypted digital currencies

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 05.01.2018

Bitcoin’s popularity is waning as alternatives such as Stellar, ZCash or monero climb the cybercriminals’ preferred list. Hackers are switching to other cryptocurrencies that law enforcement may be less familiar with, so chances of detecting crime or money laundering related transactions decrease. ZCash and monero, for example, allegedly bring better encryption and privacy features to [and#8230;] read more

Nutanix Your Way to VDI Xen with Bitdefender

Nutanix Your Way to VDI Xen with Bitdefender

by Shaun Donaldson, from Business Insights , on 05.01.2018

In the technology world, it is rare that three uniquely positioned vendors converge to provide a common solution which addresses security, performance, and operational benefits as Bitdefender, Citrix, and Nutanix have around Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). read more

Behavioral biometrics will replace passwords by 2022 – Gartner

Behavioral biometrics will replace passwords by 2022 – Gartner

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 04.01.2018

In just a few years, we can all safely forget those cumbersome passwords we use to secure and unlock our devices. And we will be able to thank on-device artificial intelligence (AI) for easing the strain on our memory, according to a forecast by Gartner. Gartner analysts believe on-device AI, as opposed to cloud-based AI, [and#8230;] read more

5 fun things Bitdefender BOX can’t do, and the one thing it does better than everyone else

5 fun things Bitdefender BOX can’t do, and the one thing it does better than everyone else

by Cristina POPOV, from IoT Security Insights , on 04.01.2018

Take a look at your smart home. How many smart devices are you using? That's the exact number of and#8220;doorsand#8221; left open for intruders to enter your home and life. We like Black Mirror, but we don't like you to end up living an episode of it. Smart thermostats, fridges, washing machines, game consoles and baby ... The post 5 fun things Bitdefender BOX can't do, and the one thing it does better than everyone else appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

UnBOX your curiosity: Bitdefender to demo smart home security at CES 2018

UnBOX your curiosity: Bitdefender to demo smart home security at CES 2018

by Bitdefender Team, from IoT Security Insights , on 03.01.2018

If 2017 was the year of devastating attacks exploiting the vulnerabilities of the Internet of Things, 2018 is already shaping up to be a pivotal year in smart home cybersecurity. Sunny Las Vegas will see its fair share of intelligent gadgets in January, at the annual Consumer Electronics Show, CES. Bitdefender will of course be ... The post UnBOX your curiosity: Bitdefender to demo smart home security at CES 2018 appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Intelligent Toys Are Easy to Fool

Intelligent Toys Are Easy to Fool

by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 03.01.2018

Parents should take their time to ponder how good an idea it is to give smart toys to their kids. Security researchers have reported another connected product that comes with security flaws that affect privacy and safety of kids, demonstrating how it could mistreat them with offensive language. Teksta Toucan smart toy, equipped with speakers ... The post Intelligent Toys Are Easy to Fool appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Need container and microservice security? Automation Is Key

Need container and microservice security? Automation Is Key

by Business Insights , on 02.01.2018

When it comes to enterprise security, cloud was supposed to help simplify security efforts. But it didn’t turn out that way. Today, the typical large enterprise has its legacy environments, public clouds, private clouds, private hosted clouds, and various hybrid flavors of each to secure. And within those systems applications are becoming containerized, and broken into many different discrete services. All of this is not only fundamentally changing the way enterprises must secure their environments, but also significantly increasing the complexity in doing so. read more

IoT spending to reach $772.5 billion in 2018; security remains a top concern

IoT spending to reach $772.5 billion in 2018; security remains a top concern

by Luana PASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 29.12.2017

There is a bright future for IoT innovation in 2018, as the technology will remain the driving force of the digital revolution next year. Internet of Things infrastructures and platforms will benefit from significant investments in 2018, while device security will still be a key interest. IoT is forecast to grow tremendously in 2018 as ... The post IoT spending to reach $772.5 billion in 2018; security remains a top concern appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

<< Prev Next >>