My Tech Opinion: Ep 2 – Excuse me doctor, my processor has a problem!


Episode 2 Notes
Welcome to Episode 2 of My Tech Opinion. In this episode, Shayne and Phil talk the Spectre and Meltdown issues plaguing computer processors.

Here are some links as to what we talked about:

News
Intel has told users to NOT install its firmware updates for the Spectre/Meltdown bug until further notice. http://www.zdnet.com/article/intel-stop-firmware-patching-until-further-notice/

Australian TAFE’s to offer Cyber Security Courses. https://www.arnnet.com.au/article/632581/australia-tafes-launch-cyber-security-certification-courses/

Apple have finally announced that their HomePod speaker is ready to buy. https://www.macrumors.com/2018/01/23/homepod-launches-feb-9-preorders-jan-26/

Amazon opens their first Amazon Go retail store in seattle. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/21/technology/inside-amazon-go-a-store-of-the-future.html

Elon Musk gets to keep his Job at Tesla. https://arstechnica.com/cars/2018/01/huge-pay-package-convinces-elon-musk-to-stay-at-tesla-for-10-more-years/

Feature Topic – Spectre and Meltdown
https://www.businessinsider.com.au/intel-chip-bug-meltdown-and-spectre-explained-2018-1?r=US&IR=T
https://danielmiessler.com/blog/simple-explanation-difference-meltdown-spectre/
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jan/04/meltdown-spectre-computer-processor-intel-security-flaws-explainer
https://qz.com/1171811/intel-intc-ceo-brian-krzanich-sold-off-the-majority-of-his-stock-after-finding-out-about-the-meltdown-and-spectre-security-flaws/
https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/11/16880922/amd-spectre-firmware-updates-ryzen-epyc

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