ZombieLoad is a serious flaw affecting almost every Intel chip since 2011. Apple, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft have issue patches for it.
The tech giant said in an advisory that any system running macOS Mojave 10.14.5, released Monday, is patched. This will prevent an attack from being run through Safari and other apps. Most users won’t experience any decline in performance. But some Macs could face up to a 40 percent performance hit for those who opt-in to the full set of mitigations.
Crazy that Intel chips have had this since 2011. This is the first time I’ve heard of ZombieLoad.
Two giants are clashing. Neither side is budging. The truth is ever more elusive.
A security vulnerability in WhatsApp on iOS and Android could let an attacker crash your smartphone, or even hack into your device. Luckily, the flaw has already been patched.
Security researchers found a way to compromise a Mac out of the box before the user even logs in for the first time, but it’s hard to do, and has already been patched.
Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about what they’d like—and expect—to see in Apple Watch Series 4, plus they have a PSA about a just announced Bluetooth security flaw.
CERT issued a warning for a Bluetooth security flaw that could lead to a man-in-the-middle attack.
Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about the possibility of Microsoft and Apple forming a business partnership, plus they explain the Efail email encryption security flaw.
Mac users aren’t affected because 7Zip is only available for Windows.
John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to discuss Microsoft’s decision to not patch a Skype updater security flaw, plus they offer up their thoughts on Verizon stopping unlocked iPhone sales.
Microsoft-owned Skype has a big security flaw that could let an attacker gain control of Mac, Windows, and Linux computers, and there isn’t a patch coming.
Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to dive into and explain the issues in the Meltdown and Spectre processor security flaws.
Updating to macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 after installing Security Update 2017-001 can undo the root password security patch. Here’s how to make sure it’s still in place.
Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about macOS High Sierra’s root access security flaw, plus John updates us on the state of Apple TV 4K.
macOS High Sierra’s painfully bad root access security flaw has been patched and the update is ready for download now.