Intel hid chip flaws for more than 6 months

In letters sent to lawmakers it was revealed that Intel did not inform U.S. cybersecurity officials of the so-called Meltdown and Spectre chip security flaws until they leaked to the public, six months after Alphabet notified the chipmaker of the problems.     Intel said it did not think the flaws needed to be shared with U.S. authorities as hackers had not exploited the vulnerabilities but current and former U.S. government officials have raised concerns that the government was not informed of the flaws before they became public because the…

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Why were Super Bowl anti-terrorism documents not encrypted?

According to CCN one of their employees discovered copies of sensitive DHS material, in the seat-back pocket of a commercial plane. The reports were accompanied by the travel itinerary and boarding pass of the government scientist in charge of BioWatch. Biowatch is the DHS program that conducted the anthrax drills in preparation for Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis.   The Department of Homeland Security documents critiquing the response to a simulated anthrax attack on Super Bowl Sunday was marked “For Official Use Only” and “important for national security.”    …

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