Episode 33 – Specter and Meltdown

Welcome to Episode 33!

News
• https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/lenovo-discovers-and-removes-backdoor-in-networking-switches/
• https://thehackernews.com/2018/01/wpa3-wifi-security.html
• https://www.infoworld.com/article/3246274/open-source-tools/20-years-on-open-source-hasnt-changed-the-world-as-promised.html
• https://thehackernews.com/2018/01/intel-amt-vulnerability.html
• https://thehackernews.com/2018/01/macos-dns-hijacker.html
• https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/01/everyone-made-themselves-hero-remembering-aaron-swartz

Announcements
• Episodes 30 – 32 ogg, iDevice problems?
• Episode 31B – bad release, re-try, it‘s fixed now.
• The Patron we lost months ago, is back!

Chat

Main topic
• https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/01/meltdown-and-spectre-heres-what-intel-apple-microsoft-others-are-doing-about-it/
• https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/01/bad-docs-and-blue-screens-make-microsoft-suspend-spectre-patch-for-amd-machines/
• https://www.sans.org/webcasts/meltdown-spectre-understanding-mitigating-threats-106815/success
• https://doublepulsar.com/important-information-about-microsoft-meltdown-cpu-security-fixes-antivirus-vendors-and-you-a852ba0292ec
• https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/01/spectre-and-meltdown-patches-causing-trouble-as-realistic-attacks-get-closer/

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