“The two problems, called Meltdown and Spectre, could allow hackers to steal the entire memory contents of computers, including mobile devices, personal computers and servers running in so-called cloud computer networks.” (So just try to avoid those items.) From the NYT: Researchers Discover Two Major Flaws in the World’s Computers.

+ “Daniel Gruss didn’t sleep much the night he hacked his own computer and exposed a flaw in most of the chips made in the past two decades.” Reuters: How a researcher hacked his own computer and found worst chip flaw.

+ The Verge: The CPU catastrophe will hit hardest in the cloud, and, How to protect your PC. (It’s probably wise, at this point, to assume you can’t protect the information on your PC, in the cloud, or on any other connected device.)