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Recently Google and Microsoft found a new critical Spectre-like vulnerability in processors (CVE-2018-3639 or Variant 4). We won’t go into an explanation of how it works this time, but instead, see how processor manufacturers reacted to this announcement. Intel and AMD recommended to install new patches, that like the previous ones are going to affect the performance of CPU, older processors in a greater degree...

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According to CTS-Labs, 13 newly detected vulnerabilities in AMD processors can be divided into 4 main categories: Master Key, Ryzenfall, Fallout, and Chimera. All of them, after all, are targeted on the secure CPU area, Secure Processor, which stores, you guessed it, the most sensitive information such as passwords, encryption keys, etc. According to words of CTS-Labs’ financial manager, Yaron Luk-Zilberman, it is almost impossible...

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It looks like this year shows no mercy to CPU manufacturers. It wasn’t long ago since information about Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities in Intel processors became public. Recently, specialists detected more critical threats in AMD processors. The most concerning part of these findings is that they affect the protected area of CPU, a special area that keeps the most important data such as passwords and decryption...

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It appears that Intel processors become more popular than AMD among home users. This assumption is based on sale statistics provided by one of the biggest online store in Germany, Mindfactory.de. The data demonstrates the uprisal. AMD Ryzen was a huge success after its release throughout the year, but now Intel is taking back the position of a leader. When AMD released Ryzen processors, Intel...

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QNAP introduced Network Attached Storage (NAS) TVS-x73e series. The device is targeted at small and medium businesses. 3 members comprise this family, TVS-473e, TVS-673e, and TVS-873e, which support 4, 6, and 8 drives correspondingly. Standard hard drives and their 3.5- and 2.5-inch solid state alternatives with SATA 3.0 interface can be used. The devices support hot swap (replacing drives with the device still being connected).   QNAP...

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