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Half of the internet's mail servers infected by giant bug
Published in News


Spotted by Qualys 

A critical remote command execution (RCE) security flaw impacts over half of the Internet's email servers, security researchers from Qualys have revealed today.

Apple takes 20 years to fix bug
Published in News
Thursday, 06 June 2019 11:07

Apple takes 20 years to fix bug


MacOS was vulnerable for all that time 

Fruity cargo-cult Apple has repaired a bug which has been in its operating system for 20 years.

Hackers can recover private keys from Qualcomm chips
Published in Mobiles


Big Bug found

Qualcomm chipsets are vulnerable to a new security bug that can let attackers retrieve private data and encryption keys that are stored in the slightly inaccurately named Qualcomm Secure Execution Environment (QSEE).

Adobe bug cost video bloke thousands - claim
Published in Cloud
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 12:02

Adobe bug cost video bloke thousands - claim


Class action

Freelance videographer Dave Cooper has filed a class action lawsuit against Adobe, alleging that he lost $250,000 worth of video.

TSMC hit by virus
Published in PC Hardware
Monday, 06 August 2018 13:25

TSMC hit by virus


Fab plants infected 

TSMC has warned that several of its fabrication plants suffered virus infections on 3 August disrupting production.

Intel faces another CPU bug
Published in PC Hardware
Monday, 16 April 2018 11:05

Intel faces another CPU bug


Found it all by itself 

Intel has fixed a hole in the configuration of several CPU series that allow an attacker to alter the behaviour of the chip's SPI Flash memory.

Apple feature crashes phone with a single button
Published in News


Comedy programming strikes again

The fruity cargo cult Apple’s comedy programming team have come up with a super, cool, well designed, bug which crashes your phone, iwatch, iPad or apple television by pressing a single letter.

AMD admits it is vulnerable to both versions of Spectre
Published in PC Hardware


So much for saying that the second one was low risk

After days of saying that there was a "near zero" chance of its chips being hit by the two Spectre bugs, AMD has finally admitted it's vulnerable to both of them.

"New" Apple bug lets outsiders fiddle with your house
Published in News


You probably weren't expecting this

Apple's Homekit has a bug which allowed people to not only open your front door remotely, but unlock your garage, switch your smart plugs off and on, and mess around with your thermostat.

Skylake and Kaby Lake CPUs have broken hyper-threading
Published in News


Dark side of the hyperthreading loom 


While the war is blazing between Intel and AMD fanboys over the superiority of the latest range of chips, Debian developers have spotted some rather nasty coding in Chipzilla’s latest creations.