Chinese SSD manufacturer Shannon Systems has announced the launch of its open-channel SSDs at Flash Memory Summit. With open-channel SSDs the firmware of the drive only performs some basic tasks, the rest is handled by the NVMe driver of the operating system.
Apple should better secure iOS, because victims of targeted attacks are increasingly iPhone users, according to Google security researcher Ian Beer in a presentation during the Black Hat conference currently held in Las Vegas. In the last couple of years, Beer reported more than 30 iOS vulnerabilities to Apple.
Eyeo, the developers of Adblock Plus, report they have succeeded in blocking ads on Facebook for a year now. Two years ago, the social network announced it would continue to bypass ad blockers which started a cat and mouse game.
Microsoft is developing a new feature for Windows 10 Enterprise that allows administrators to run untrusted executables in a temporary sandbox if there is doubt about the safety of the file. The new feature is called inPrivate Desktop.