A researcher from F-Secure recently found a flaw in Intel’s Active Management Technology (AMT) which can allow an attacker to bypass security measures such as BIOS passwords, BitLocker credentials, and TPM pins. The security bug can be used by attackers to gain access to corporate computers provisioned with Intel AMT,...

Google says that its newly released Retpoline fix for the Variant 2 of the Spectre security flaw will not cause any significant performance degradation compared to fixes from other manufacturers. The fix is said to address the most difficult vulnerability, according to both Microsoft and Google. Intel even confirmed last...

It was been reported that the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) had berated Alibaba’s payment affiliate, Ant Financial, for compromising the privacy of Alipay service users who got enrolled automatically into the company’s credit scoring system without their consent. Some users were apparently unaware that they had to uncheck an opt...

Last Thursday, conflicting reports from South Korea on a possible ban on cryptocurrency was said to have contributed to a massive sell off driven by FUD (fear, uncertainty, doubt). Reuters had initially reported that the country’s Justice Minister, Park Sang-ki, revealed the planned ban in a press conference. However, South...

In a blog post entitled SCADA and Mobile Security in the Internet of Things, Analysts from IOActive and Embedi recently suggested that most mobile applications used for controlling internet-connected SCADA (industrial control and supervisory control and data acquisition) are being made without giving much thought to security. This can compromise...

According to several statements from the tech community, some of Intel’s data center customers may be considering jumping ship after the discovery of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities which affect a significant number of the company’s chip models. Although Intel chips are used in around 98% of data center operations, according...

Kodak recently announced its foray into blockchain technology with the launch of the KodakCoin cryptocurrency. According to the company, its “photo-centric” digital currency will help participating photographers get paid for licensing their work and to sell their work on the KodakOne platform. Kodak CEO Jeff Clarke said that by using blockchain technology,...