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Intel hires ex-AMD fellow, Xbox chip designer John Sell to oversee chip security

Intel has hired another big name: John Sell, the ex-AMD fellow and Apple architect who designed the Scorpio and Scarlett SOCs for Microsoft's Xbox One, as a fellow overseeing chip security for Intel. John Sell / LinkedIn According to Sell's LinkedIn...
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NSA warns that ‘BlueKeep’ vulnerability in Windows XP and Windows 7 is especially dangerous

The National Security Agency is warning users that a recent vulnerability affecting Windows 7 and Windows XP systems is potentially “wormable,” meaning that it could be exploited and weaponized by malware.Microsoft issued an alert in mid-May about a Remote Code […]

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Firefox beefs up security and privacy, blocking third-party trackers, Facebook cookies and more

If you’ve never used the Firefox web browser before, Mozilla has promised you a soft landing: New users will not be tracked by default.On Tuesday, Mozilla promised that new users of the current Firefox 67.0.1 and subsequent versions will have […]

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Windows Sandbox: How to use Microsoft’s simple virtual Windows PC to secure your digital life

Microsoft may be positioning its easy-peasy Windows Sandbox within the Windows 10 May 2019 Update as a safe zone for testing untrusted applications, but it’s much more than that. Windows Sandbox, and sandboxing PC apps in general, give you a solution […]

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