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The FIPC Dispatch 01-09-2018

Published January 9, 2018

Articles of Note


Microsoft halts some AMD chip Meltdown patches after PCs freeze
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyber-microchips-amd/microsoft-halts-some-amd-chip-meltdown-patches-after-pcs-freeze-idUSKBN1EY17X


How Meltdown and Spectre Were Independently Discovered by Four Research Teams At Once
https://www.wired.com/story/meltdown-spectre-bug-collision-intel-chip-flaw-discovery/

Smart Toy Maker to Pay $650,000 After Millions of Kids Get Hacked
https://gizmodo.com/smart-toy-maker-to-pay-650-000-after-millions-of-kids-1821878827

Net neutrality gaining steam in state legislatures after FCC repeal
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/01/net-neutrality-gaining-steam-in-state-legislatures-after-fcc-repeal/

WPA3 WiFi Standard  Announced After Researchers KRACKed WPA2 Three Months Ago
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/hardware/wpa3-wifi-standard-announced-after-researchers-kracked-wpa2-three-months-ago/


Hundreds of GPS Location Tracking Services Leaving User Data Open to Hackers
https://thehackernews.com/2018/01/gps-location-tracking.html

New Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Has Links to North Korea
https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/new-cryptocurrency-mining-malware-has-links-to-north-korea/d/d-id/1330773

2018 Winter Olympics being used as phishing attack bait
https://www.scmagazine.com/2018-winter-olympics-being-used-as-phishing-attack-bait/article/735639/

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