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Microsoft patches Spectre v4

As part of the new weekly updates,  Microsoft released a security update package, including adding support for a function designed to prevent attacks exploiting the Specter Variant 4 vulnerability (CVE-2018-3639), also known as Speculative Store Bypass (SSB).The fourth version of the sensational vulnerabilities Meltdown-Specter became known in May this year.  The attack is based on [...]

By | 2018-06-14T15:25:44+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Hardware News, IT News, IT Security|Comments Off on Microsoft patches Spectre v4

All you need to know about Threadripper 2

One of the biggest surprises to come from AMD’s first year of the newest x86 Zen architecture was the launch of the Threadripper platform. Despite the mainstream Ryzen processors already taking a devastating stab into the high-end desktop market, AMD’s Threadripper offered more cores at a workstation-friendly price, making it even more appealing to power [...]

By | 2018-06-06T17:15:06+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Hardware News|Comments Off on All you need to know about Threadripper 2

How hackers are getting into live Pacemakers

As the Internet has grown faster and more powerful, it has naturally led to the use of internet based technologies in medical devices implanted in people - such as insulin pumps and pacemakers.  The ability to remotely connect to an implant that works inside the body opens up a huge number of possibilities for physicians [...]

By | 2018-06-04T12:08:43+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Hardware News, IT News, IT Security|Comments Off on How hackers are getting into live Pacemakers

New attack uses sound to disable hard drives

For those out there saying that there's a new threat to their computer invented every day, check one down for the victory column.  Researchers from both Michigan and Zhejiang demonstrated that by playing certain sounds through speakers, including those built into laptops, intruders can temporarily disable or even destroy.  In their report, the scientists described a [...]

By | 2018-05-30T14:49:30+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Hardware News, IT News, IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on New attack uses sound to disable hard drives

How to fix your Windows 10 installation after updates corrupt it

Through forcing users to continually update devices ever since the release of Windows 10, Microsoft has unsurprisingly found itself at the end of more and more end user update related issues.  Regardless of the mountain of issues that continues to grow with every update released, Microsoft is now pushing out its 1803 update pack to [...]

By | 2018-05-29T12:18:07+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Hardware News, IT News, IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on How to fix your Windows 10 installation after updates corrupt it

VPNFilter infects 500,000 routers across the globe

Cisco Systems Inc. announced today that a new type of malware, dubbed VPNFilter, is being spread among routers all across the internet, affecting over 500,000 devices worldwide.  Because most people don't have advanced enough routers to come with any sort of antivirus software, once infected, the end user is likely to have no indication their [...]

By | 2018-05-23T13:25:41+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Hardware News, IT News, IT news and stories, IT Security|Comments Off on VPNFilter infects 500,000 routers across the globe

Meltdown and Spectre return

It has not been a good year to be a CPU manufacturer.  Ever since the discovery of 2 exploits, dubbed Meltdown and Spectre, manufactures have had to release numerous patches that significantly impact performance.  And its important to note that these vulnerabilities are exploitable on both Intel and AMD processors, as well as ARM style [...]

By | 2018-05-22T16:42:51+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Cell Phones, Hardware News, IT News, IT Security|Comments Off on Meltdown and Spectre return

Breakdown of Intel’s new 905 Optane drives

Its just being released to benchmarkers, but if the preliminary test are to be believed, there may be a new king in the SSD market. According to our early test results, Intel's just-announced Optane SSD 905P SSD (960GB) is not just the fastest SSD on the market, but is by a good margin. Though boasting [...]

By | 2018-05-03T14:45:05+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Hardware News|Comments Off on Breakdown of Intel’s new 905 Optane drives

What you should know about clicking Hard Drive

Clicking Hard Drive Clicking is a very common and extremely disturbing sound for your hard drive. In some computers, this is just the sound of fans, or maybe an optical drive spinning up, but usually it's a hard drive. Computer users often wonder why their hard drives start to click. People usually think that unless [...]

By | 2018-04-24T08:24:32+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Hardware News|Comments Off on What you should know about clicking Hard Drive

1180 specs leaked, is it worth the upgrade?

The GeForce GTX 1180 is NVIDIA'S next flagship graphics card, reportedly running on a new 12nm architecture reported to be released sometime this year. I’d be remiss if I did not mention that some of this information is based off of rumor, speculation, and leaks, meaning it's all subject to change in the coming months. [...]

By | 2018-04-18T11:34:12+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Hardware News|Comments Off on 1180 specs leaked, is it worth the upgrade?