Topic: security

Spectre CPU patches can cause unwanted reboots, Intel warns
The firmware patches designed to protect Intel processors against nasty Spectre CPU exploits have a big downside: They’re forcing more frequent…
Wide-area networks: What WANs are and where they’re headed
If it weren’t for wide-area networks, it wouldn’t be possible to create unified networks for organizations with far-flung locations, to telecommute,…
Mozilla mandates that new Firefox features rely on encrypted connections
Mozilla this week decreed that future web-facing features of Firefox must meet an under-development standard that requires all browser-to-server-and-…
Blockchain will be the killer app for supply chain management in 2018
This year, blockchain testing programs will evolve from pilot tests to real-world platforms, and supply chain management is among the industries the…
Global semiconductor revenue to grow 7.5 percent in 2018: Gartner
Worldwide semiconductor revenue is forecast to total USD 451 billion in 2018, an increase of 7.5 percent from USD 419 billion in 2017, according to…
Payment cards are evolving into mini computers
Two of the largest payment card providers, Mastercard and Visa in collaboration with their partners, have unveiled products with advanced features.…
What is fog computing? Connecting the cloud to things
Fog computing is the concept of a network fabric that stretches from the outer edges of where data is created to where it will eventually be stored,…
Slack trials private shared channels, adds admin controls
Slack has talked of its high expectations for group chat channels, which it argues will replace email as the primary means of workplace communication…
Google launches AutoML Vision in bid to ‘democratise AI’
Google has launched a suite of easy-to-use tools that allow developers with limited machine learning expertise to train custom models. AutoML…
Maersk, IBM create world's first blockchain-based, electronic shipping platform
Maersk and IBM today announced a joint venture to deploy a blockchain-based  electronic shipping system that will digitize supply chains and track…
Lenovo patches switch vulnerability inherited via IBM servers
Lenovo has patched a backdoor it found in some Lenovo and IBM RackSwitch and BladeCentre switches. The authentication bypass mechanism was inherited…