Microsoft’s Meltdown patch for Windows 10 has a ‘fatal flaw’

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/05/07/windows-10-meltdown-patch-fatal-flaw/ If you’ve not updated to Windows 10 April 2018 Update but you have installed Microsoft’s Meltdown patches from a few months ago, your computer is vulnerable to a “fatal … Read more

Twitter warns all users to change passwords after ‘bug’ left credentials stored in plaintext

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/05/03/change-twitter-password-warning/ Twitter has issued a warning to its 330 million users, urging them to change their passwords. The security announcement comes after the company discovered a bug that left passwords … Read more

Usability vs. Security. How Various Operating Systems Manage Security

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/U8CsJmACtA8/ There is no such thing as perfect security in the computing world. There’s not even one “best” approach. Operating systems have to balance usability, user expectations, and … Read more

Critical vulnerability found in infrastructure and manufacturing applications

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/05/02/infrastructure-manufacturing-infrastructure/ A critical remote code execution vulnerability has been discovered in two Schneider Electric applications heavily used in manufacturing, oil and gas, water, automation and wind and solar power facilities. … Read more

A Beginners Guide To Flatpak

Full Article : OSTechNix – https://www.ostechnix.com/flatpak-new-framework-desktop-applications-linux/ A while, we have written about Ubuntu’s Snaps. Snaps are introduced by Canonical for Ubuntu operating system, and later it was adopted by other Linux distributions such as Arch, … Read more

Long-lasting DDoS attacks make a comeback as numbers of attacks and targets rise

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/26/long-lasting-ddos-attacks-make-a-comeback-as-numbers-of-attacks-and-targets-rise/ Long-lasting DDoS attacks made a return in the first quarter of 2018 with the longest attack seen lasting 297 hours (more than 12 days). The last time a longer … Read more

Exploit emerges for Microsoft’s duff Meltdown patch for Windows 7 and Server 2008

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/26/exploit-for-microsofts-dodgy-meltdown-patch/ For Microsoft, the patches it produced for the Meltdown chip vulnerability proved to be just about as problematic as the original issue, further reducing the security of systems. Following … Read more

Online banking security improves but only a third are free of critical vulnerabilities

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/23/online-bank-security-improves/ The percentage of critical vulnerabilities in online banking systems is falling, but two thirds still contain at least one critical vulnerability according to a new report. Enterprise security specialist … Read more

Google’s Project Zero reveals security flaw in Windows 10 S after Microsoft fails to fix it

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/20/windows-10-s-security-flaw-disclosed/ Details of a security flaw in Windows 10 S has been revealed by Google’s Project Zero after Microsoft failed to issue a patch within the 90-day disclosure deadline. The … Read more