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Finnish firm detects new Intel security flaw

PARIS, France – A new security flaw has been found in Intel hardware which could enable hackers to access corporate laptops remotely, Finnish cybersecurity specialist F-Secure said on Friday, January 12. F-Secure said in a statement that the flaw had nothing to do with the "Spectre" and "Meltdown" vulnerabilities recently ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJan 12th, 2018

AMD confirms chip security flaw, says report exaggerated danger

ADVANCED Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), Intel Corp.’s main rival in computer microprocessors, said a report earlier this month alleging that its chips have widespread, fundamental vulnerabilities greatly exaggerated the severity of the threat. There are 13 potential exploits that will be fixed within weeks through software updates, the chipmaker said Tuesday in a statement. There’s […] The post AMD confirms chip security flaw, says report exaggerated danger appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

Researchers find ‘critical’ security flaws in AMD chips

WASHINGTON, United States --- Security researchers said Tuesday they discovered flaws in chips made by Advanced Micro Devices that could allow hackers to take over computers and networks. Israeli-based security firm CTS Labs published its research showing "multiple critical security vulnerabilities and exploitable manufacturer backdoors" in AMD chips. CTS itemized 13 flaws, saying they "have the potential to put organizations at significantly increased risk of cyberattacks." The report comes weeks after Intel disclosed similar hardware-based flaws dubbed Meltdown and Spectre, sparking widespread computer security concerns and a congressional inquiry. CTS said the newly di...Keep on reading: Researchers find ‘critical’ security flaws in AMD chips.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

FAULTY REMEDY | Intel asks customers to halt patching for chip bug, citing flaw

Intel Corp said on Monday that patches it released to address two high-profile security vulnerabilities in its chips are faulty......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2018

Intel promises to patch processor security flaw by end of January

A keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada had Intel promising to release patches to address the security issues in processors introduced in the last five years. CEO Brian Krzanich went up on stage and stated their company's goal to have the processors patched and secured by the end of January. "For our processors, products introduced in the past five years, Intel expects to issue updates for more than 90 percent of them within a week and the remaining by the end of January," said Krzanich Previous reports suggested the patches would slow down systems equipped with the affected processors. Krzanich also addressed these concerns, saying any i...Keep on reading: Intel promises to patch processor security flaw by end of January.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

Law firms circle Intel as CEO stock sales draw scrutiny

NEW YORK, USA – Securities law firms announced Monday, January 8, US time, that they were pursuing investigations of a flaw affecting Intel chips as a prelude to class-action litigation against the company. The Rosen Law Firm is probing "allegations that Intel may have issued materially misleading business information to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

Intel chief says chip flaw damage contained by industry

LAS VEGAS, USA – Intel chief Brian Krzanich said Monday the impact of a recently discovered vulnerability in computer chips has been limited due to "remarkable" collaboration by the tech industry. Krzanich took the unusual step of addressing the security issue as he delivered a keynote ahead ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

Tech firms battle to resolve major security flaw

PARIS, France -- Amazon, Google and now Apple -- as the list of digital giants hit by the "Spectre" and "Meltdown" computer security flaws grows longer, the race is on to limit the damage. "All Mac systems and iOS devices are affected, but there are no known exploits impacting customers at this time," Apple -- whose devices are usually regarded as secure -- said in a post on an online support page on Thursday. Almost all microprocessors produced over the past 10 years by Intel, AMD and ARM are affected. No PC or mobile device can function without the miniature components that are effectively nerve centers for executing computer programs and apps. And that is what distinguishes t...Keep on reading: Tech firms battle to resolve major security flaw.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2018

Intel processors made in the past decade have potential security flaw – report

MANILA, Philippines – The Register reported on Tuesday, January 2, that a design flaw in all Intel processors made in the last 10 years posed a potentially major security risk. The design flaw in Intel's processor chips, The Register says, could allow "normal user programs – from database applications ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2018

Philippines could breach US sanctions if Russia arms deal proceeds

MANILA — The Philippines is at risk of breaching sanctions imposed by the United States if it proceeds with the purchase of grenade launchers from a blacklisted Russian firm, a deal that could test its longtime security alliance with Washington. A senior Philippine general familiar with the deal said Manila had agreed in October last year to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Kidnapping brains traced to NBP

The alleged mastermind of the kidnapping of a steel trading firm owner in Laguna was traced to the maximum security compound of the New Bilibid Prison, officials said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Calida security firm hit for alleged nonpayment of SSS premiums

MANILA, Philippines – The Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) on Sunday, July 1, said  Vigilant Investigative and Security Agency Inc  allegedly failed to remit required payments to the Social Security System (SSS) "for years." Vigilant Security  is owned by Solicitor General Jose Calida's family. The company provides security personnel in several government offices ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Two boys killed by guard

Two minors who entered the compound of a construction supply firm in Quezon City were shot dead by a security guard of the establishment on Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2018

Warning shot kills 2 boys in QC

Two boys aged 12 and 13 who allegedly took steel scrap from a construction firm were killed allegedly by a warning shot fired by a security guard in Quezon City Friday. Warning shot kills 2 boys in QC Two boys aged 12 and 13 who allegedly took steel scrap from a construction firm were killed… link: Warning shot kills 2 boys in QC.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2018

Guevarra: No problem with DOJ contract with Calida’s security firm

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Thursday said he sees no problem with the Department of Justice's (DOJ) contract with Vigilant Investigative and Security Agency (Vigilant), owned by the family of Solicitor General Jose Calida. In an interview with The Source on CNN Philippines, Guevarra said, "I examined all the records pertaining to the procurement and all of these were regular on its face." The Justice chief said he looked into DOJ's contract with Vigilant despite having stated earlier that there seemed to be no need to review that particular contract. ""I talked to the people in charge of procurement, examined the records. This is a public bidding and all we need to com...Keep on reading: Guevarra: No problem with DOJ contract with Calida’s security firm.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

Calida holds on to company shares despite mandatory IRR provision

MANILA, Philippines – Solicitor General Jose Calida will hold on to his share of 60% of his family-owned security firm that has bagged P261.39 million  in government contracts since July 2016 or when he took office as the country’s top lawyer. “The law says that if ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

Same-sex marriage, Senate on Sereno ouster, Video games | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: In a historic first, the Supreme Court tackles same-sex marriage in oral arguments. Senate reacts on Sereno ouster. Solicitor General Jose Calida will hold on to his 60% share in a security firm owned by his family. The story of Philippine National Hero Jose Rizal is now ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

Ombudsman probes Calida’s security firm deals

  Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has hinted that there could be a case of conflict of interest against Solicitor General Jose Calida.   The Office of the Ombudsman has begun a fact-finding investigation of a complaint filed in May over Calida's failure to divest himself of his majority stake in a security agency that has won multimillion-peso contracts from several government agencies since he took office in 2016.   In the fact-finding stage, field investigators gather documents and other evidence to build up a case, which will be set for preliminary investigation.   Morales said investigators were "looking into" the angle that Calida, as the c...Keep on reading: Ombudsman probes Calida’s security firm deals.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Ombudsman confirms Calida probe

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales has confirmed that her office is investigating Solicitor General Jose Calida Jr. in connection with the multimillion-peso contracts with government agencies bagged by his family’s security firm......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Trump, Kim sign agreement on denuclearisation, security of N.Korea

SINGAPORE, – U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged on Tuesday to work toward complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula while Washington committed to provide security guarantees for its old enemy. “President Trump committed to provide security guarantees to the DPRK and Chairman Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his firm and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Safety in the Philippines at par with South Korea, Australia, research firm says

The Philippines maintained its ranking in the upper half of the research firm Gallup’s 2018 Global Law and Order report, which determines people’s sense of personal security and experience with crime and law enforcement......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018