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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

Microsoft reveals new ‘internet of things’ platform based on custom Linux kernel

It's a minor revolution: Microsoft has presented its latest security-enhancing solution for Internet of Things (IoT) devices, based on a custom Linux kernel. Azure Sphere is essentially a microcontroller directly connected to the Redmond firm's cloud and managed by a new operating system based on Linux. Azure Sphere is billed as a cloud service for securing Internet of Things devices. The platform is aimed at addressing security issues, considered particularly concerning for everyday connected devices, which are rarely updated and often viewed by experts as being left wide open to hackers. According to Microsoft, the development of Azure Sphere paves the way for a new generatio...Keep on reading: Microsoft reveals new ‘internet of things’ platform based on custom Linux kernel.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News11 min. ago

National ID system: Zarate sees threats to sovereignty, security

A lawmaker warned on Sunday that the National Identification System Bill being fast-tracked in the Senate would not only violate the people's right to privacy but also threaten the country's sovereignty and security. "Aside from the fact that this is an invasion of our people's privacy this measure may have some very serious sovereignty and security implications," Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate said in a statement. He said that under proposed legislation, the data to be used under the national ID system would be deposited with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) which has entered into a "questionable contract with a US-based firm called Unisys," Zarate earlier filed...Keep on reading: National ID system: Zarate sees threats to sovereignty, security.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 18th, 2018

‘Critical’ security flaws found in AMD chips

Washington — 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 […] The post ‘Critical’ security flaws found in AMD chips appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

Going beyond basics

UNIQLO PHILIPPINES is welcoming the hot summer season by presenting some of boldest prints to have ever been used by the Japanese apparel brand — including a collaboration with Finnish design firm Marimekko as well as new additions to the SPRZ NY UT (Uniqlo T-shirts) line. “This is our first collaboration with Marimekko. [In this […] The post Going beyond basics appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 4th, 2018

Despite rights issues, US to share assets, intel with PH to combat IS

The United States has reiterated its commitment and support for the Philippines in defeating the Islamic State (IS), an international terror group also referred to the Islamic State Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and its sympathizers in the country. A senior official of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said the US would provide the Philippines assets it would request despite global concern on the human rights situation and rule of law in the country. In fighting IS, David J. Glawe, DHS undersecretary for intelligence and analysis, said the Philippines would receive multi-faceted support and partnership from the US government. "You can expect a hundred percent of the asset...Keep on reading: Despite rights issues, US to share assets, intel with PH to combat IS.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2018

Web vulnerabilities in 2017 surge 212% — study

The number of web application vulnerabilities soared to an alarming rate in 2017, with more than a third these vulnerabilities unsolvable by any software fix, a study by Internet security firm showed. Local DDoS Mitigation Services provider IPC cited a report by its global partner, Imperva Incapsula, which revealed that vulnerabilities went up by 212% in […] The post Web vulnerabilities in 2017 surge 212% — study appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2018

Angry Birds maker Rovio pummelled after profit warning

By Jussi Rosendahl HELSINKI (Reuters) – Angry Birds game maker Rovio Entertainment warned on profits on Thursday, wiping more than a third off the Finnish firm’s stock price amid deepening doubts aboutThe post Angry Birds maker Rovio pummelled after profit warning appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2018

Global cybercrime costs $600 billion annually – study

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – The annual cost of cybercrime has hit $600 billion worldwide, fueled by growing sophistication of hackers and proliferation of criminal marketplaces and cryptocurrencies, researchers said Wednesday, February 21. A report produced by the security firm McAfee with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) found ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2018

U.S. intel agencies say Duterte a regional threat in Southeast Asia

MANILA, Philippines – US intelligence agencies, including the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), said Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is among the "regional threats" to US national security in Southeast Asia as democracy in the region is expected to "remain fragile" this year.  "In the Philippines, President Duterte ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2018

Former Navy chief clears Bong Go of involvement in frigate deal

FORMER Navy Flag Officer-in-Command Vice Admiral Ronald Joseph Mercado on Monday cleared Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go, of any involvement in the P15.7-billion frigate deal between the Philippine Navy (PN) and a South Korean firm. Mercado, in a prepared statement read during the hearing by Senate Committee on National Defense and Security said that Go [...] The post Former Navy chief clears Bong Go of involvement in frigate deal appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2018

SSS looking at overseas investments to help support payments

THE Social Security System (SSS) is looking to invest overseas in order to diversify its asset base and raise additional income to fund pension and benefit payments. SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel F. Dooc said the state-run pension firm is considering foreign investments, similar to steps taken by the Government Service Insurance System […] The post SSS looking at overseas investments to help support payments appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2018

SSS eyes April contribution hike

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Senior Reporter THE Social Security System (SSS) is eyeing to raise monthly contributions starting April, which is expected to raise P45 billion in additional collections and extend its fund life by 12 years. SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel F. Dooc said the pension firm has submitted a written […] The post SSS eyes April contribution hike appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 30th, 2018