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Windows Meltdown-Spectre Fix: How To Check If Your Av Is Blocking Microsoft Patch

Antivirus firms are gradually adding support for Microsoft's Windows patch for the Meltdown and Spectre attack methods that affect most modern CPUs.As Microsoft warned this week, it's not delivering its January 3 Windows security updates to customers if they're running third-party antivirus, unless the AV is confirmed to be compatible with it.Microsoft's testing found some antivirus products...

Intel Processor Bug Leaves All Current Chips Vulnerable And Its Fix Saps Performance

If an Intel processor from the last decade is powering your desktop, laptop or other PC, or perhaps servers in your data center, chances are you’re going to have to deal with a new vulnerability and hardware-level chip bug that is currently out in the wild. As Brandon Hill at HotHardware reports, the bug also affects virtually all operating systems from Windows, to Linux and MacOS. Further,...

The 25 Most Popular Passwords of 2017: You Sweet, Misguided Fools

Every year, SplashData compiles a list of the most popular passwords based on millions of stolen logins made public in the last year. And each time, we own ourselves. Hard. 2017 is no exception.   You probably already know the top two choices: Based on more than five million leaked passwords, they are “123456” and “password.” There are also some new additions this year, including...

F.C.C. Repeals Net Neutrality Rules

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to dismantle landmark rules regulating the businesses that connect consumers to the internet, granting broadband companies the power to potentially reshape Americans’ online experiences.   The agency scrapped the so-called net neutrality regulations that prohibited broadband providers from blocking websites or charging...

HP said that nearly 500 different laptop models have a dangerous bug that can record everything you type

A security researcher discovered a vulnerability in a common piece of software that comes pre-installed on several laptop brands and models.   This specific bug was discovered in the Synaptics software that controls keyboard and trackpad inputs on 460 different HP laptop models, including various versions of the HP Pavilion, the HP EliteBook and the HP ProBook.   The bug is referred to as a...

Sparkpea New Domain

Sparkpea has updated their domain name to http://spcn.io/Please update your bookmarks to the new domain name. The change was due to an issue with google advertising. If you haven't been to spcn lately be sure to stop in and see all the new changes.