• The Real(ish) History of Day of the Dead

    The Real(ish) History of Day of the Dead

    Day of the Dead is having a cultural moment. The autumnal holiday marked by skeleton imagery, altars to dead ancestors, and great parties is becoming more and more widely celebrated, but where did it come from and what does it all mean? Read on, future-calacas.

  • New Spectre/Meltdown Variant Appears

    Intel has announced that another flaw in their processor architecture has been identified. Dubbed “Variant 4”, the Speculative Store Bypass may allow unauthorised disclosure of information by allowing memory to be read without appropriate permissions. The flaw was reported to Intel by researchers from Google’s Project Zero and the Microsoft Security Response Center.

  • Meltdown And Spectre: Lessons Learned

    The disclosure of the Meltdown and Spectre computer vulnerabilities on January 2, 2018 was in many ways unprecedented. It shocked – and scared – even the experts. The vulnerabilities bypass traditional security measures in the computer and affect billions of devices, from mobile phones to massive cloud servers. We have, unfortunately, grown used to attacks…