Meltdown and Spectre fixes cause problems

Jan 24, 2018 1:00:15 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2018january24security_a, chrome, edge, Firefox, flaw, ie, Intel, linux, macos, meltdown, safari, Security, security, spectre, vulnerability, Windows

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It’s been three weeks since one of the worst IT security vulnerabilities in history was announced, and consumers are still receiving mixed messages about how to protect themselves. We usually encourage users to install software updates as often as possible, but when it comes to Meltdown and Spectre, that advice comes with an asterisk.

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What to do with your dinosaur PC?

Aug 24, 2017 1:00:31 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017august24hardware_a, Android, Hardware, ios, linux, macos, old computers, pc, Windows

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When smartphones first outsold PCs in 2010, people no longer have to put up with slow and bulky computers to do business. This comes as no surprise why many stashed their aged PCs away. But there are ways to breathe new life into your ancient laptop and computer, so if you haven’t trashed them, it’s time to plug them in.

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Dispelling the myths about containers

Jun 16, 2017 1:00:59 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017june16virtualization_a, containers, docker, linux, orchestrator, virtual machines, Virtualization

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Business owners barely had time to acquaint themselves with virtualization before the next trend stormed onto the scene. Although container and virtualization applications both allow users to divvy up software and hardware more efficiently, containers have many advantages over virtualized machines. There are a number of misunderstandings though, and it’s time to set the record straight.

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Linux bug infecting Android users

Aug 24, 2016 5:01:15 AM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2016august25_androidphone_a, Android, attacks, Bug, hacker, hijacking, information, linux, operating, private, system, users, vulnerable

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Bugs have come a long way, and they’re not just creepy-crawlies anymore. So we have to worry not only about the bugs that we contract and make us physically ill, but also the bugs that threaten the security of our beloved smartphones. Most people overlook bugs since they’re so tiny, but what they lack in size they make up for in their capacity to wreak havoc on innocent devices. What are the consequences of failing to address these security matters? Read on and find out.

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