Technology has truly transformed our lives. A big majority of us are now too obsessed with technology that it practically runs our lives. We are too invested in our gadgets and spend hours on end tinkering with it. While they can save us from boredom at times, they also prevent us from being productive especially if we can’t help ourselves but indulge on our whims of getting updated on all the latest things happening on the web. We like to think that these devices make life easy and convenient for us, which is actually the case more often than not. Unfortunately, it can also be a major bummer and headache if you encounter tech problems especially that not all of us are that tech-savvy and know how to fix these problems when they come.
Nowadays, the tech issues we face no longer just revolve around physical damage to our devices. We usually now face issues that pertain to our activities on the web, meaning we connect to the Internet when doing it. Since a lot of people now go to the web in pursuit of various activities, cybercriminals saw an opportunity arise from this increase in tech demand. They use malware and other bugs to infect our gadgets and steal our data or a times hold it hostage. What’s even more depressing is that they found a decades-old PC vulnerability that they can conveniently use to remotely access our devices and also steal sensitive information stored in our PCs without us knowing.
It is a rather difficult problem to overcome as the problem lies in the very design of the processor that runs all modern computers. Unless the processor design is changed, all computers and servers right now will remain vulnerable to phishing, malware attacks and what not. All computer users are at risk to this PC vulnerability even that of big computer servers used by big companies and even the ones that power the cloud. Spectre affects all PCs while Meltdown poses an urgent threat and no fix has been developed for Spectre just yet, which is really sad because roughly 90% of PCs used by individuals and businesses all run on Intel chips that are affected by this bug.
Tech companies are now scrambling to make a patch for these vulnerabilities to somehow lessen the extent of the damage especially that the glitch is embedded on the computer processor itself and not just a software or an application that we can live without. For now, the best counter-measure for this issue is to ensure your device’s software is always updated and that you refrain from accessing suspicious sites or opening dubious emails to prevent introducing the malware into your system. We’ll just have to wait for the time when computer makers have made a new chip design that will power the computers of the future.
And since we are still in the midst of this computing crisis, better educate yourself on how you can overcome possible data loss problems in the unfortunate instance you find yourself a victim of either Spectre or Meltdown. https://www.harddriverecovery.org/raidcenter/dell_poweredge_data_recovery.html and https://www.harddriverecovery.org/raidcenter/hp-proliant-data-recovery.html can come to your rescue when this happens. At least you can be sure you are not paying more than you should be and still get quality service in return.
Recent Exploits Show Servers At Risk was originally published to HDRG
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