A number of AMD products, including the recent Ryzen series, were found to be susceptible to a cache-powered side channel similar to Intel's infamous "Meltdown" design flaw. Via this side channel, unprivileged processes are able to read memory belonging to privileged ones at a quite respectable 588.9 kB/s. Continue reading
With numerous senior members of Iran's government stricken by the novel coronavirus, Revolutionary Guard leader Hossein Salami made a public statement raising the possibility that the outbreak is the result of a US bioweapon attack (archived). On January 3rd the USG assassinated Iranian Quds Force Major General Qassem Soleimani inside Iraq while there on diplomatic business at Iraq's invitation. Iran retaliated with precision ballistic missile strikes on USG positions in Iraq which the USG humiliatingly could not answer with anything other than token sanctions.
While Salami is merely raising the possibility of USG culpability at this point, the USG's credibility on the international stage is locked into a steep downward spiral.
The fact that nominally Swiss firm "Crypto AG" has been owned by the USG.CIA in partnership with the Germans is being blasted throughout the media today. The timing of the release is curious as the Iranians discovered Crypto Ag's subversion no later than 1992 and the obvious indicators were long available and obvious. Continue reading
The USG is beginning to order new F-15 jets after Boeing last fulfilled F-15 orders for them in 2004 (archived). The export market has kept F-15 production going, unlike the F-22 which was USG forbid from export leading to the loss of production capability after Hussein Bahamas went all in on the F-35, an aircraft which has yet to work for anyone other than the Israelis. Continue reading