Major bugs Meltdown and Spectre come with cute logos

Major flaw in CPUs around how they process data where revealed this week. From the off­i­cal news release. Melt­down and Spec­tre exploit crit­i­cal vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties in mod­ern proces­sors. These hard­ware vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties allow pro­grams to steal data which is cur­rent­ly processed on the com­put­er. While pro­grams are typ­i­cal­ly not per­mit­ted to read data from oth­er pro­grams, a …

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Apple and planned obsolescence

Apple was show (and lat­er admit­ted) to have used recent iOS updates to reduce the per­for­mance of the old­er iPhones (iPhone 6, 6s and SE, and iPhone 7 in lat­est release). This is only kicks in when the bat­tery is get­ting old in terms of lifes­pan, and can be brought back up to speed with …

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