Software Bug

Spectre and Meltdown fixes: How will they affect storage?

Grazed from The Register.  Author: Chris Mellor

Analysis How will the bugfixes for Intel's Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities affect storage?

IBM – which plans to release firmware updates tomorrow that address Spectre-like bugs in its designs for its POWER CPUs – has said that its storage won't be affected at all. We received an IBM statement which confirmed: "IBM Storage appliances are not impacted by this vulnerability."

 

100 Enterprise Cloud Apps Are Still Dangerous Thanks To The Heartbleed Bug, Researcher Says

Grazed from BusinessInsider. Author: Editorial Staff.

It's been two days since the Heartbleed bug was exposed, a security flaw so bad, security expert Bruce Schneier has called it "catastrophic." The flaw allows hackers to intercept and read website information supposed to be encrypted, like passwords and credit card info. This problem was found in the really popular security software known as OpenSSL used by many huge websites and devices.

That means Heartbleed was found in some of most popular cloud services on the Internet, like Gmail, Yahoo, Flicker, OkCupid, Tumbler and others. The good news is that those sites have been fixed, Mashable reports. More good news: hundreds of other websites are racing to get rid of the bug as we write this. 24 hours after the bug was reported, security vendor SkyHigh Networks had found 368 cloud providers that still had the bug...