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Google: Our brilliant Spectre fix dodges performance hit, so you should all use it

Google wants the whole industry to adopt its Retpoline fixes for Variant 2 of the Meltdown-Spectre bugs.
That fix, called Retpoline, addresses Variant 2 of the two Spectre CPU attacks called 'branch target injection'.
Variant 2 is considered by Microsoft and Google to be the trickiest speculative execution vulnerability to fix as it's the only one that does cause a significant hit on CPU performance.

Google: Our brilliant Spectre fix dodges performance hit, so you should all use it

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Three Quarters of UK Firms Reported Data Breaches or Infections in 2016
17 March 2017, 10:40 pm

Security issues among British companies are extremely high, with 75% of firms admitting they have experienced a data breach in the last year. 

The data comes from a research ordered by Cyren, a cloud-based security company, and indicates that when it comes to businesses with 1000 or fewer employees, the figure rises to 85%. 

"There is a serious and growing cyber security problem for businesses of all sizes in the UK, considering that 75 percent report falling victim to a cyber attack or even multiple attacks during the past year," said Michael Osterman, Principal Analyst of Osterman Research, the company that conducted the research. 

He added that it's important to recognize that being small doesn't mean you aren't at risk or won't be a target of a security breach. The best evidence for this is the fact that 85% of organizations with more than 100 but fewer than 1,000 employees reported a serious infection or breach. 

The greatest concern was expressed about data... (read more)

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