That new PC that you got for Christmas is a gift not just for you, warns Wired. Hackers consider the holidays their prime hunting season because computer users are so eager to start using their new toys that they forget to put the proper protections in place.
Hacker attacks start picking up around Thanksgiving, claims Wired, with the extra activity continuing through the Christmas season.
Especially first time computer users are an easy prey for hackers, attracting all the scams on the market from phising attacks to spammers selling pen!$ enhancement pills.
In fear of future shortage - or in preparation for its own electric car project?
New Spectre microcode patches released by Intel to fix security flaws in Skylake, Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake CPUs
But if you're running anything older you'll have to wait
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