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Welcome to “Weekly Tech Roundup” for February 26, 2018.

This week we’re going to talk about:

  • The US claims Russia hacked the Olympics and tried to blame North Korea
  • A recent security study from NetSkope says many Cloud applications aren’t Enterprise-Ready
  • Web sites are being hijacked and used to mine crypto-currency
  • SpaceX launched it’s microsattelites to start up a space-based broadband network
  • AT&T announces testing in select markets  for 5G service
  • Fun One: Nokia is brining back the banana phone from “the matrix”.

 

Us says Russia hacked Olympics and tried to pin it on North Korea

https://gizmodo.com/us-officials-say-russia-hacked-pyeongchang-olympics-tr-1823311051

A significant number of Cloud applications aren’t Enterprise-Ready

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/93–of-cloud-applications-arent-enterprise-ready/d/d-id/1331125

https://www.netskope.com/lp/cloud-report/

Web sites hijacked to mine crypto currency

https://thehackernews.com/2018/02/cryptojacking-malware.html?amp=1

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/attackers-use-infected-plug-in-to-install-cryptomining-tool-on-over-4200-sites/d/d-id/1331043

SpaceX launched microsattelites for broadband

https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/22/spacex-successfully-launches-falcon-9-carrying-starlink-demo-satellites/amp/

http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Space-X-Launches-First-Satellites-for-Major-Broadband-Play-141302

AT&T offers roadmap for US 5G service

https://venturebeat.com/2018/02/16/att-offers-roadmap-for-u-s-cities-that-want-early-5g-service/

Fun one: Nokia brings back the bannana phone from the Matrix

https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/25/17044634/nokia-8110-matrix-banana-phone-mwc-2018

 


 

 

Welcome to “Weekly Tech Roundup” for January 8, 2018.

This week’s stories include:

  • The Meltdown and Spectre Processor Bugs and their impact on you.
  • Apple Throttles Performance on its iPhones / how to check if you’re effected
  • Microsoft upgrades  and enhances its Azure 0-network
  • NVidia updates its End User Agreement to restrict usage cases.
  • Fun One: Fun clauses in End User License Agreements

Meltdown and Spectre Processor Bugs

https://meltdownattack.com

Apple throttles performance

https://support.apple.com/iphone/repair/battery-power

Azure Upgrades Network

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/maximize-your-vm-s-performance-with-accelerated-networking-now-generally-available-for-both-windows-and-linux/

Nvidia processor eula changed to prohibit use of consumer processors in data centers.

http://www.nvidia.com/content/DriverDownload-March2009/licence.php?lang=us&type=GeForce

Fun One: Fun clauses in End User License Agreements

https://aws.amazon.com/service-terms/

https://www.apple.com/legal/internet-services/itunes/us/terms.html

https://www.tumblr.com/policy/en/terms-of-service

Deep Dive – Supporting Materials

Meltdown and Spectre

https://www.wired.com/story/critical-intel-flaw-breaks-basic-security-for-most-computers/

https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/3/16846784/microsoft-processor-bug-windows-10-fix

https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/03/a-major-kernel-vulnerability-is-going-to-slow-down-all-intel-processors-2/

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/01/03/fckwit-aka-kaiser-aka-kpti-intel-cpu-flaw-needs-low-level-os-patches/

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/hacking-fears-security-flaws-put-virtually-all-phones-computers-risk-n834511

https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/03/kernel-panic-what-are-meltdown-and-spectre-the-bugs-affecting-nearly-every-computer-and-device/

https://thehackernews.com/2018/01/meltdown-spectre-vulnerability.html

https://meltdownattack.com/meltdown.pdf

https://spectreattack.com/spectre.pdf

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-04/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-big-chip-security-problem?utm_campaign=news&utm_medium=bd&utm_source=applenews

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3245606/security/intel-x86-cpu-kernel-bug-faq-how-it-affects-pc-mac.html

 

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