The Taiwanese manufacturer of network equipment, DrayTek warns on its website for hacking attempts where the DNS settings of DrayTek routers are changed due to an unknown vulnerability. Once the DNS is changed, attackers can intercept traffic and automatically redirect victims to malicious websites. More than 700,000 devices are potentially affected.
The ongoing decrease of NAND flash prices could come to an end by the third quarter of this year due to a growing demand of SSDs. Adoption of SSDs has been accelerated by the current relative low prices of the drives. The long-term outlook is that NAND flash prices will continue to drop.
Micron today announced its 5210 ION SSDs which are the first SSDs to feature the company’s quad-level cell (QLC) NAND. The SSDs will be available in capacities ranging from 1.92TB to 7.68TB and are targeted at ‘read-centric’ data-center and enterprise usage. Quad-level cell (QLC) NAND is the successor to triple-level cell NAND. Quad-level cell means […]
Graphic card and main board manufacturer EVGA has announced it will replace its driver DVDs with 8GB USB sticks. The move is likely motivated by the fact that more and more computers no longer contain an optical disc drive.
Google and Microsoft warn for new variants of the Spectre and Meltdown attacks that could be used by attackers to obtain sensitive data. The attacks, Speculative Store Bypass (SSB) and Rogue System Register Read (RSRE) are so-called "speculative execution side channel" attacks and abuse the architecture that has been developed to enhance the performance of CPUs.