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Cloud services are often a target for hackers, which means that your data could be at risk of falling into the wrong hands. Dropbox was hacked in 2016 where data for over 68 million user accounts were stolen and put up for sale on the dark web. It’s not just DropBox… Google has also fallen victim to password security breaches. Nearly 5 million Gmail accounts were hacked when their database was dumped on a Russian security forum. To make matters worse, Google Drive uses the same account to login to Gmail, this meant that both platforms were compromised as a result. As for Microsoft, it is the number one targeted platform for hackers and cybercriminals and has been hacked several times. The most recent was in January 2019 where 773 million emails and tens of millions of passwords from a variety of domains were leaked.
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Spectre and Meltdown Security Looking At The First Line Of Defence For Your Business; As the industry comes to terms with the logistics and scale of the Spectre and Meltdown issue we are starting to see some cracks in the wall from vendors on providing stable patches to counteract the potential stealing of sensitive data across the board.
If you’re not up to speed with the issue take a look at our previous post Spectre and Meltdown for a quick overview of the problem at hand.
Reports from bloggers and news articles on BSOD – Blue Screen Of Death issues after applying Microsoft patches – Microsoft halts Spectre/Meltdown patch roll out after AMD BSoD issues, VMware in the last few days has pulled its hypervisor patches as they are in a state of flux to work coherently with OS patching. As a result, VMware is delaying new releases of microcode updates while it works with Intel to resolve microcode patch issues as quickly as possible.Intel Sightings in ESXi Bundled Microcode Patches for VMSA-2018-0004 (52345)
It all sounds like doom and gloom at the moment while the industry scrambles to plug the holes in their row boats but are quickly running out of fingers. So what’s the end game here? What are we as service providers, business and consumers meant to do in the face of all this disruption and potential thieving of data?
Spectre and Meltdown Security | First Line Of Defence Options
First things first and that’s not to panic. The second is applying some common sense approaches to the problem.
The first line of defence is usually the best way to stop these things from spreading. Let’s tackle some common sense approaches to the problem.