A newly discovered vulnerability behind the Thunderbolt port on recent Macs or PCs could leave your computer exposed to an attack. Essentially, when a malicious accessory is plugged into a Thunderbolt port, hackers may be able to gain access to your files and steal data. Researchers revealed the Thunderclap vulnerability at the Network and Distributed System Security Symposium, showing how direct memory access, or DMA, used by Thunderbolt ports to speed up access to memory puts your computers at risk. In addition to Thunderbolt ports, the researchers say that the vulnerability also affects a slew of other ports that take advantage of the low-level memory access privilege, including Firewire, Thunderbolt 2 and 3, and USB-C. While DMA risks have been previously known, designers built in Input-Output Memory Management Units, (IOMMUs) as safeguards. The way this works, according to Sophos’ Naked Security blog, is that “access is granted through a virtual address space … [Read more...] about Check your ports! Researchers find scary vulnerability in Thunderbolt accessories
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Windows 10 is the most common operating system, meaning more malware is coded with Windows users in mind. But despite persistent perception to the contrary, MacOS is just as susceptible to malware as Windows 10. Apple’s operating system is far from invulnerable, and new Mac threats appear regularly. That’s why it’s important to keep up on software updates and basic security. Fortunately, there are many fantastic anti-malware platforms designed to give your Mac a booster shot against the latest viruses, adware, and ransomware, as well as historic threats. Many of them are made by the same companies that produce the best Windows antivirus solutions. The best free antivirus for Mac Avast Security for Mac Avast Security for Mac is one of the most popular security suites available, and it’s easy to see why. It’s effective and free for non-commercial use, providing on-demand tools for quickly performing full-system malware scans, as well as sifting through … [Read more...] about The best free antivirus platforms for Mac in 2019
By Sourabh / January 12, 2019 Category: How To, Ubuntu How to check system configuration in Ubuntu through terminal. inxi is a CLI system information tool that displays system information on Ubuntu terminal command line. inxi is a command line system information script built for for console and IRC. It is also used for forum technical support, as a debugging tool, to quickly ascertain user system configuration and hardware. inxi shows system hardware, CPU, drivers, Xorg, Desktop, Kernel, GCC version(s), Processes, RAM usage, and a wide variety of other useful information. inxi output varies between CLI and IRC, with some default filters and color options applied to IRC use. Script colors can be turned off if desired with -c 0, or changed using the -c color options listed in the OPTIONS section below. Install inxi On Ubuntu inxi CLI system information tool can be easily installed on Ubuntu … [Read more...] about How To Check System Configuration In Ubuntu Through Terminal
Wireless mesh has been around since the early times of Wi-Fi but is getting more attention lately in the consumer world. There are mesh systems out from Google, Eero, Linksys, Netgear, and pretty much every networking brand that targets homes and small offices. But there are Wi-Fi mesh solutions for the enterprise market as well.The idea behind Wi-Fi mesh networks is that not all the access points (AP) have to plug into the wired infrastructure. Those that aren’t plugged in get their network connection wirelessly from a nearby mesh AP. For smaller mesh networks, you might only have to have one mesh AP plugged into the wired network. In larger networks, you would need multiple mesh APs plugged into the network to support those that are wirelessly connected.Wi-Fi mesh differs from WDS Don’t confuse the wireless distribution system (WDS) feature supported by most routers and APs with Wi-Fi mesh. Although both can extend a Wi-Fi network without running ethernet to the APs, … [Read more...] about Wi-Fi Mesh: What to know about enterprise mesh networks
There are a lot of valid reasons why someone would want to run Android emulators on their PC. App developers may be trying to test their application before shipping it out. Gamers may want to use a mouse and keyboard on their games. Maybe you just want it there to have it. In any case, Android emulation on PC is possible and we’re going to take a look at the best Android emulators for PC. Please note, the process is rarely easy and some of these require some technical knowledge. There are only a few emulators where it’s as easy as downloading, opening, and using them. The market slowed down a lot in recent years with many old favorites (Andy, AmiduOS, and Leapdroid) permanently leaving the space or becoming unusable without tons of issues. You can find out about their fates at the bottom of the article. Looking for emulators that run on Android? Try these!15 best emulators for Android5 best SNES emulators for Android Android Studio's emulatorPrice: FreeDOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE … [Read more...] about 13 best Android emulators for PC and Mac of 2019!