Adobe Photoshop will set you back about 19.99/month. Other plans will cost from $10 to about $80/month. Fortunately there is an open source image manipulation program that is free.
Here is an article I wrote on one of my other blogs about the Commodore 64 Computer. This was my first home computer. The cost of the system will shock you.
With Meltdown and Spectre what happens to pending server purchases and how will companies address the performance issues of patches?
Spectre is hitting servers especially hard. The software updates to protect the servers are causing performance issues. In other words, when a patch is applied to address the vulnerability, performance decreases perhaps 30 percent. Continue reading
Many years ago, back in the 1980’s. I studied Tae Kwon Do. After class we would often go out for ONE beer. Any more and the instructor would not be happy.
One night, one of the newer students said “You know, they used to only be able to listen to you, now they can watch you through your television”. We had a couple of minutes of discussion on this. Continue reading
Meltdown and Spectre – Intel CEO reportedly sold over three quarter of a million shares AFTER learning of the vulnerabilities.
According to an article by an article on CNBC, Intel’s CEO reportedly sold shares after the company already knew about massive security flaws.
He made something like 25 MILLION in the deal. Continue reading
The analysis and assessments of the Spectre and Meltdown threats are still coming in. This is something that both business owners and individuals should keep a close eye on.
To recap, these exploits allow an attacker to ‘see’ data from other applications running on your systems. This is a HUGE screwup of epic proportions on the part of the chip and software designers. Continue reading
There are two vulnerabilities that were recently brought to light. The essence of these attacks is that they can establish processes that can read the supposedly secure data from other processes.
Suppose you are logged in to your bank via the web. There is data there about account numbers, balances, passwords etc. Some of that will be encrypted. However, the exploit MIGHT be able to view the unencrypted data. After all, your balance and account numbers need to be displayed in a format you can read. Continue reading