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May 11, 2018
A hardware debug bug, apparently caused by unclear Intel hardware architecture documentation, infested almost all major OSes, as well as leading virtualization software.
May 04, 2018
The timeline for the AMD patches promised to fix chipset flaws disclosed in March is being criticized, but AMD said the patches are being tested by partners and are still on track.
March 23, 2018
AMD patches are in the works for the Ryzen and EPYC chip flaws announced without the normal disclosure, but CTS Labs continues to stress the severity of the issues.
November 29, 2017
VMware's Tom Corn discusses the looming threats to the virtualization layer of enterprise data centers and explains why simplifying environments and security controls can help.
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NIST recently issued guidance on mitigating the security risks of application containers. Expert Judith Myerson outlines some of the risks and fixes highlighted in the guide. Continue Reading
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VMware announced AppDefense, its latest effort to help improve endpoint security. Matt Pascucci explains how AppDefense addresses applications in vSphere environments. Continue Reading
Understanding the difference between software containers and sandboxing can help enterprises make the right decision about which to use. Expert Matthew Pascucci explains them. Continue Reading
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While there are no set rules, there are some security recommendations when it comes to virtual machines running on one host. Learn the best practices with expert Matt Pascucci. Continue Reading
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Researchers discovered how Docker APIs can be exploited to hide malware. Dave Shackleford explains the attack method and the threat it poses to container and virtual machines. Continue Reading
The Flip Feng Shui attack can target virtual machines. Expert Judith Myerson explains the exploit and describes how to prevent it from hijacking enterprise VMs. Continue Reading
Cisco's CloudCenter Orchestrator was found to have a privilege escalation vulnerability. Expert Matthew Pascucci explains how it works and what enterprises need to know about it. Continue Reading