In our January 2018 issue of SIMformation we look at a serious security flaw found in Intel chips that can affect any type of device – Windows or Mac, PC, tablet or server –with an Intel chip. Two vulnerabilities, Meltdown and Spectre, pose the possibility of a hacker obtaining data, such as passwords, saved in web browsers. We issued a preliminary alert on this on our Facebook page earlier this week when first disclosed, and here is more complete information. We are working on installing the updates from the various vendors as they are released.
We also introduce the new Zip 47G phone from Zultys, our VOIP unified communications partner. This new desktop phone has a hi-resolution, 4.3" display and supports wired and wireless headsets. It will work on any Zultys system, premise, Cloud or server-based running MX 12 release and later.
We present some basic information on Blockchain as this digital currency has been in the news recently, so here is the scoop on this. We also cover the rumors that Google is looking to dump Android and Chrome in favor of one unified platform operating system, dubbed "Fuchsia." Finally we have statistics on using E-mail for file sharing and why this presents a security risk, as e-mail is not a secure medium for transmitting data.