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Forum: Internet, Web Apps and Networking 13. Oct 2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 769
Posted By IO.Hazard
Facebook got hacked. 30 million accounts were exposed.

From CNN Business:

"Almost 30 million Facebook users' phone numbers and email addresses were accessed by hackers in the biggest security breach in the company's history, Facebook said Friday. The...
Forum: System 11. Oct 2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,205
Posted By IO.Hazard
Microsoft to suspend Win10 October Update (1809) due to a data-deletion bug

From Microsoft (through Engadget news):

"We have paused the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) for all users as we investigate isolated reports of users missing some...
Forum: ChitChat 23. Sep 2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,433
Posted By IO.Hazard
Sorry. I stand corrected. The Athlon 64 3200 is...

Sorry. I stand corrected. The Athlon 64 3200 is from 2004, while the Athlon II X2 250 is from mid-2009. In any case, the performance comparison remains. The Athlon 64 3200 is inferior to the X2 250.
Forum: ChitChat 23. Sep 2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,433
Posted By IO.Hazard
Although newer (2014), the Athlon 64 3200 is...

Although newer (2014), the Athlon 64 3200 is inferior to the Athlon II X2 (2013). Depending on the kind of work you have planned, the Athlon II X2 250 can literally be up to 2x faster than the Athlon...
Forum: ChitChat 20. Sep 2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,442
Posted By IO.Hazard
Sorry, but the original video from The Verge...

Sorry, but the original video from The Verge (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHu-3w3H1XE) was removed from YouTube.

You can still watch fragments from the original video in any of the 4 videos...
Forum: ChitChat 19. Sep 2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,442
Posted By IO.Hazard
Talking How NOT to build a PC

The verge is a very well known site with some good information. Their latest video, however, is a complete embarrasement.

Have you ever wanted to know how to build a PC, learn about the required...
Forum: ChitChat 29. Jun 2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,410
Posted By IO.Hazard
Building a new PC in 2018... from NEW 1998 parts.

:D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM5uNxtT0Mk
Forum: Mobile Apps 02. Apr 2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,741
Posted By IO.Hazard
It's been 3 months, and Apple has finally...

It's been 3 months, and Apple has finally released iOS 11.3. One of the most important additions is that you can finally disable battery throttling, giving the users control over whether Apple’s...
Forum: Security 27. Mar 2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,975
Posted By IO.Hazard
Exclamation Yet another weakness in CPU branch prediction demonstrated on several Intel CPUs

In this "new" flaw, called BranchScope:

"an attacker primes the PHT and running branch instructions so that the PHT will always assume a particular branch is taken or not taken. The victim code...
Forum: Security 21. Mar 2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,105
Posted By IO.Hazard
My apologies. I thought the program would still...

My apologies. I thought the program would still work after april, now I see it will be dead for good.

Although I used SUMo a while back, I found FileHippo App Manager was a better option, and now...
Forum: Security 21. Mar 2018, 04:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,105
Posted By IO.Hazard
I highly recommend SECUNIA PSI. The latest...

I highly recommend SECUNIA PSI. The latest version is fast and very informative. It will check for updates for every program installed on your PC, as well as updates for you current OS. It also shows...
Forum: Security 20. Jan 2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,631
Posted By IO.Hazard
Both Intel and AMD are facing lawsuits because of...

Both Intel and AMD are facing lawsuits because of these flaws.

https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/5/16853732/intel-meltdown-spectre-cpu-vulnerability-class-action-suits
...
Forum: Security 20. Jan 2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,631
Posted By IO.Hazard
Some more bad news coming from Intel: Intel...

Some more bad news coming from Intel:
Intel says newer chips also hit by unwanted reboots after patch...
Forum: Security 19. Jan 2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,631
Posted By IO.Hazard
Not a problem, Anupam. I’m happy to help :D

Not a problem, Anupam. I’m happy to help :D
Forum: Security 19. Jan 2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,631
Posted By IO.Hazard
In short, there are 3 vulnerabilities. 1 coming...

In short, there are 3 vulnerabilities. 1 coming from Meltdown and 2 coming from Spectre.

Meltdown (CVE-2017-5754) allows a user mode program to access privileged kernel-mode memory, but can be...
Forum: Security 17. Jan 2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,631
Posted By IO.Hazard
DeII and other companies are sketchy, at best,...

DeII and other companies are sketchy, at best, fulfilling their warranty and support services, especially on markets outside the USA and Canada. There are 4 Acer Skylake-based desktop computers back...
Forum: Security 16. Jan 2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,631
Posted By IO.Hazard
Great! You're good to go, then. Performance...

Great! You're good to go, then.

Performance loss after the patch should be negligible. Just make sure your AV software is up-to-date...
Forum: Security 16. Jan 2018, 03:34 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,631
Posted By IO.Hazard
That's good to hear. What processor does...

That's good to hear.

What processor does your PC have? There are reports of system instability and drivers incompatibility...
Forum: Security 14. Jan 2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,631
Posted By IO.Hazard
Totally agree. According to Microsoft and...

Totally agree.

According to Microsoft and Intel, pre-2016 CPUs will get seriously affected by the Meltdown and Spectre patches...
Forum: Security 14. Jan 2018, 04:20 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,631
Posted By IO.Hazard
And they won't mention that, ever. As...

And they won't mention that, ever.

As mentioned on previous posts, not all people have even a basic knowledge of hardware and software. Some of the biggest questions buyers ask when buying a new...
Forum: Security 12. Jan 2018, 04:10 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,631
Posted By IO.Hazard
One of the most interesting reads in a while....

One of the most interesting reads in a while. Much better than some recent novels, although it's spooky how consistent the recent security holes and design bugs are. Have you seen what Meltdown is...
Forum: Mobile Apps 11. Jan 2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,741
Posted By IO.Hazard
Exclamation iPhone users, don't update to the latest iOS 11.2.2 for the time being

For a number of iPhone owners, iOS 11.2.2 is throttling performance by as much as 50% (depending on the model).

Although Apple even warned users in advance the patch could have a performance...
Forum: Security 11. Jan 2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,631
Posted By IO.Hazard
I'm with you, Deya. Unfortunately, hardware...

I'm with you, Deya.

Unfortunately, hardware and software companies don't give a heck about users, even if the problem are caused by a company mistake. Even if your device gets the patch, doesnt'...
Forum: Security 11. Jan 2018, 04:51 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,631
Posted By IO.Hazard
For Linux users, updating the kernel would be the...

For Linux users, updating the kernel would be the safest bet (http://kroah.com/log/blog/2018/01/06/meltdown-status/).

Also, it appears AMD processors are not affected as bad as Intel CPUs...
Forum: Security 11. Jan 2018, 03:17 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,631
Posted By IO.Hazard
It is sad not all processors get the microcode...

It is sad not all processors get the microcode patch.

You don't need to intall any program to check your CPU model. Just go to the system propeties on any windows versions and look at the suffix...
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