The greatest noticeable impact will be on servers in corporate on-prem. data centers, Microsoft said, where even small deficits in performance can be magnified because those machines handle a large volume of actions that require talking to the...
Miami-based Immunity advocates an offensive rather than defensive approach to cybersecurity. Its business lines include testing, assessment, and consulting services, as well as specialized security products designed to ferret out the bad guys.
Google says the issue affects Intel, AMD, and ARM chips, noting that it updated most of its systems and products with protections from attack. AWS said most of its affected servers have already been secured.
A new kind of malware, known as Triton or TRISIS, goes after industrial safety systems that provide emergency shutdown capabilities. Experts say it can also be effective in attacking data center power and cooling systems.
The technology website The Register said a bug lets some software gain access to parts of a computer’s memory that are set aside to protect things like passwords. All computers with Intel chips from the past 10 years appear to be affected.