Security

Spark Doesn't Melt

Meltdown and Spectre — two massive security flaws revealed publicly this month — allow attackers to access “secure” data by compromising privileged processor memory. They are the mother of all security vulnerabilities, making the largest breaches and vulnerabilities in the past look like child’s play. The vulnerabilities are unprecedented. They impact processors as old as 20 years across multiple operating systems.

Mean People Rule

Most auto drivers think they are better than average - a statistical impossibility. I was reminded of this recently because my computer was compromised. Somehow, I got a virus. People that know me find this both humorous and surprising. I am somewhat careful about such matters - certainly "better than average."