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The future of computing is in multi-core processors. The bulk of today’s smartphones come with four or more cores, and even our desktop computers usually at least have dual cores, with quad-cores chips being quite prevalent. But with a rise in core counts also comes a need to ensure that communications between these competing resources moves along at a blazing fast speed. Thankfully, researchers at both NC State University and Intel have come with a way to significantly reduce bottlenecks that clog up the communications link between cores. To do this, the researchers developed what they call a Queue Management Device (QMD). With QMD enabled, core-to-core communication speeds saw a 2x uplift at... Read more...
When it comes to smartphone vulnerabilities, we’re used to hearing about Google’s Android operating system getting raked over the coals. After all, Android has 85+ percent global market share according to Gartner and is an easy target. iOS has had its fair share of security issues as well, but not to the extent that we’ve seen on Android. However, we just recently reported on three critical vulnerabilities that Apple patched in iOS 9.3.5, which allowed iPhones to be remotely hacked. And now we’re hearing of a new vulnerability that affects iPhones and iPads running the latest versions of iOS. According to researchers working at NC State University, they have found critical flaws in the sandbox... Read more...