MobileViews Podcast 237: Missile in Hawaii anyone? w/guests Ricky Li & Don Sorcinelli

Hawaii missile warning 20180113

Todd Ogasawara and Jon Westfall are joined by Ricky Li and Don Sorcinelli. They discuss the tech and communications associated with the false Hawaii missle warning on Jan. 13, 2017, the impact of Meltdown and Spectre, and was there anything interesting announced at CES?

  1. Starfish Prime July 9, 1962 Nuclear test 900 miles west-southwest of Hawaii.
  2. Meltdown/Spectre remediation:

  3. Ref: Wired.
    In a Tuesday update, for example, Microsoft said that consumer devices with processors from 2015 or earlier running Windows 7, 8, and 10 would be more likely to exhibit slowdowns. The company added that, “Windows Server on any silicon, especially in any IO-intensive application, shows a more significant performance impact when you enable the mitigations.”

    This means that millions of Windows PCs and servers around the world, even those that are just a few of years old, could get noticeably more sluggish—as much as 20 percent slower in some cases. Intel also published benchmark and user data on Wednesday, which similarly shows deeper losses for older generations of silicon.

  5. Google Project Zero: Reading privileged memory with a side-channel
  6. Chrome OS devices and kernel versions. This table lists the status of mitigations for CVE-2017-5754 (Meltdown) for each Chrome OS device.
  7. Google Cloud: Answering your questions about “Meltdown” and “Spectre”
  8. Microsoft: Understanding the performance impact of Spectre and Meltdown mitigations on Windows Systems
  9. But, no patches for AMD based PCs. CSO Online
    Apple: About speculative execution vulnerabilities in ARM-based and Intel CPUs
  10. CES???

  11. Ricky’s pick for the weirdest thing of CES: The sous vide dish washer (YouTube link)