Good news ! Hackbusters community is waiting for you !
KnowBe4 has been running the HackBusters site for a few years now, providing you with trending IT security news. We are expanding it and have launched a new exciting online community! The forum is divided into four main topics or categories: Social Engineering, Ransomware, Phishing and Security Awareness Training. You are invited to be one of the first to join us at:

Intel's Chip Bug Fixes Have Bugs of Their Own - Slashdot


In both cases there was a lot of worry about the threat. An countermeasure was rushed out, and it seems like the countermeasure may have some side effects. []

You have to wonder in each case if there's an element of overreaction going on.

In the Meltdown/Spectre case it the browser vendors are going to fuzz the timing functions to make side channel timing attacks harder to pull off

E.g. []

Just like Microsoft and Mozilla, Google Chrome 64 will disable SharedArrayBuffer by default and modify the behavior of by reducing precision from 5us to 20us in order to block exploits attempting to take advantage of the security vulnerabilities.

Also you can block third party scripts using uBlock Origin.

htt []

View All Trending Stories