Followup 1 — Meltdown/Spectre
- Intel won’t fix Spectre flaws in older chips — nakedsecurity.sophos.com/…
- AMD systems gain Spectre protection with latest Windows fixes — arstechnica.com/…
The popular exercise tracking app Strava regularly produces a really cool heat-map that shows where most people run, cycle, swim etc.. The data is anonymised, so it all seems like some innocent fun. The latest version of the heatmap was published back in November, and no one thought it was a problem.
In this mammoth episode, we’ve got some random CES observations, a review of the Avantree Bluetooth over-the-ear headset from George from Tulsa, a CES interview with an innovative hearing aid called Eargo, a story of Thunderbolt docks and USB-C from me, another CES interview about LiFi for Internet connectivity with OLEDcomm, a hot tip from Knightwise about how to reinstall Mac App Store apps using the command line, an augmented reality toothbrush from Kolibree called Magik from CES, and as if that weren’t enough content, we’ve got an out-of-band Security Bits update with Bart Busschots with the lates news about Spectre and Meltdown.
We felt it was a good idea to bring everyone up to speed on what we know a week later about Spectre and Meltdown instead of waiting for our regularly scheduled Security Bits.
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