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By loughor
#3962
I renewed my Kaspersky Internet Security today. This was the first time it was cheaper to renew with them than buy a new license from Amazon. Even cheaper for two years, so I did that. £1 a month seemed reasonable. It finally updated to 18 from 16 (there was no 17 for Mac). I've never seen a performance hit and yes, Mac threats exist in magnitudes less than for Windows, but it is risk management, what with specialist sites one might accidentally land on.

Kaspersky did not pay me for saying that, which is a shame. Luis Villazon is adamant that Macs do not need any AV.
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By loughor
#5073
Quote from the link: 'Security researchers claimed to have discovered 13 critical Spectre/Meltdown-like vulnerabilities throughout AMD's Ryzen and EPYC lines of processors that could allow attackers to access sensitive data, install persistent malware inside the chip, and gain full access to the compromised systems.'

https://thehackernews.com/2018/03/amd-p ... ities.html
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By Wooster
#5074
Their stock price has suffered since February on the back of these issues, essentially the same price as Feb 2017.
Might be worth a punt if they can fix them.

Apparently it's not a hardware issue, all soft/firmware related, so no need to scrap what they've produced....apparently. :)
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By Wooster
#5087
Things must be looking positive for them.


Your reminder made me look at the problem again, after that post, and I fired $1000 on them.
I'm up $165 today. :)

Pity I lost $210 on the back of the problems coming to light in the first place though. :lol:
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By Wooster
#5232
Wooster wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:35 pm
Things must be looking positive for them.


Your reminder made me look at the problem again, after that post, and I fired $1000 on them.
I'm up $165 today. :)

Pity I lost $210 on the back of the problems coming to light in the first place though. :lol:

They announced a earnings report last night and my stock is up around 45% from buying ten days ago, so I'm back in the green overall. (TF ... it was -$200+ yesterday!)
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By Wooster
#5274
It's better than sticking with 7 and ending up in the situation they got into with XP.
There's also no viable alternative currently.
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By richietog
#5327
Where’s the password encryption?

Oh wait, they output the passwords in plaintext to a log file
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By richietog
#5489
Serious flaw found in PGP an email encryption service
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44107570

That doesn't bode well. Basically it really is something to do with email managers, such as Thunderbird, though they are not actually naming any apps, just using Thunderbird as an example
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By loughor
#5625
Potential malware for some NAS boxes and routers.

Quote: A virulent new strain of malware has infected more than half a million consumer and small-business networking devices, it has been revealed.

Dubbed 'VPNFilter', according to researcher’s at Cisco Systems' security division, Talos, the infection targets numerous routers and network-attached storage (NAS) devices from major manufacturers such as Netgear, QNAP, TP-Link and Cisco itself.

The malware is able to spy on network traffic and potentially steal website usernames and passwords, and can also be used to ‘brick' infected devices, rendering them inoperable.



https://www.techradar.com/news/new-vpnf ... -worldwide

There is a short list of items at risk, which may grow as time passes.
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By loughor
#5627
Did you look at the short list? Mine is not there but might be added in time. I don't know your model except TS4xx.

I don't know how malware would get on a NAS or router and activate itself except via a contaminated firmware update from an unofficial source (and why would anyone use such a thing?), but I'm sure there would be something else.

It'll be Wooster's wifi password...

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