In a worrying scam, people posing as Microsoft tech support call PC owners and claim that they’ve been hacked. They offer remote help – aiming to access valuable data and bank accounts.
The US software giant has temporarily suspended patches for the security bugs known as meltdown and Spectre for PCs that use some older AMD chips after complaints by customers that the updates froze their machines.
A major design flaw has been found in microprocessors produced by Intel and rivals AMD and ARM. Tech experts say it requires updates to operating systems, which are likely to slow down chip operations.
A British hacker has told a German court he took $10,000 from a Liberian ISP to hack almost a million German routers. He said he was sorry and that it was a mistake.
A trio of hackers has warned that Germany's vote-counting software is extremely vulnerable to multiple attacks three weeks before the federal election. But fears of Russian intervention appear to be exaggerated.
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