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Spectre and Meltdown Explained, and a Proposed Counter Against Them

On January 15, 2018, 2:58 AM PST, Josh Fruhlinger wrote Spectre and Meltdown explained: What they are, how they work, what’s at risk . As threats, regarding these two risks, Spectre and Meltdown, Fruhlinger wrote, “In the first days of 2018, published research revealed that nearly ever computer chip manufactured in the last 20 years contains fundamental security flaws, with specific variations on those flaws being dubbed Spectre and Meltdown ” (Fruhlinger, Jan 15, 2018). Fruhlinger was stating this: despite the best known efforts Electrical Engineers and Computer Scientists exercised, computer chip technology dated 1998 AD - 2018 AD has experienced an error, design flaws, that led to known defects, Spectre and Meltdown, and these are potentially great failures.  Side-channel technology requires high grade technical research, and this can be because Spectre and Meltdown exist, so a layman would not have known it, 22 years ago. According to Josh Fruhlinger, speculative execution and cac

Analysis: On November 2, 2018 Forbes Senior Contributor Davey Winder reported Android Security Warning As ‘Unremovable’ Malware Infects 45,000 Phones So Far

On November 2, 2018 Forbes Senior Contributor Davey Winder reported Android Security Warning As Unremovable’ Malware Infects 45,000 Phones So Far ( link ). Davey Winder wrote, "It is not unusual for Android smartphone users to be the target of malware, which is hardly surprising given that there are more than 2.5 billion active Android devices out there." Winder supported an undefined time record: Android smartphone users are malware targets because he gave an undefined maximum total Android device count. Winder next claimed: cybersecurity criminals will never not follow money, but more users threaten themselves, but they can become worse infected. On the problem, the Xhelper malware, Winder reported: after uninstalled, the Xhelper malware can reinstall, but after a FDR (factory data reset) this malware can reinstall. On Symantec, Winder reporter May Ying Tee's analysis: this software is not a system applications, but the FDR is the solution.

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