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Intel said AMD’s leadership period is over. The head of the company recognized the merits of the competitor, but promised the best products

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Intel is gearing up to bring brand new Alder Lake processors to market. And the head of the company Pat Gelsinger (Pat Gelsinger) in a fresh interview commented on Intel’s expectations from this launch.

One of the more interesting parts of the interview was the mention of AMD. According to a statement from the head of Intel, the period when people could say, “Hey, AMD is in the lead,” is over.

We’re back with a clear vision of what it takes to be a leader in every aspect: product leadership, chip leader, process leader, software leader, unconditional leadership in critical new workloads like AI, graphics, media, power and energy efficiency. … This is what we will be doing in the next couple of years.

Intel is back. These are the best products in their category. We have the best supply situation. We have the highest quality software available. The most respected technology brand in the industry.

Yes, AMD has done a solid job over the past couple of years. We won’t deny the work they’ve done, but with Alder Lake and Sapphire Rapids it’s over.

Thus, the head of Intel publicly acknowledged the achievements of AMD in recent years, but at the same time said loudly that the upcoming consumer and server processors will change the balance of power in the market.

Also, the head of Intel focused on the heterogeneous architecture of the upcoming Intel processors, noting that they will be able to compete both in terms of performance and energy efficiency, but AMD cannot, since it does not have such products. However, roadmap leaks indicate that AMD may soon have such processors.

Of course, Gelsinger also mentioned Apple. The head of Intel believes that the industry in general and consumers in particular are not ready for all the complexities of a large-scale change of architecture and everything that will follow.

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Vulnerability in WinRAR allows code to run without the user’s knowledge

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To carry out an attack, you need to create a malicious Wi-Fi access point, hack a router, and spoof DNS.

Positive Technologies Igor Sak-Sakovsky discovered a dangerous vulnerability in the WinRAR file archiver. An issue identified as CVE-2021-35052 exists in the WinRAR web notifier, which is used to display trial period expiration messages. The vulnerability affects WinRAR versions prior to 6.02 beta 1.

To display a message about the expiration of the trial period, the web component redirects to HHPS: //notifier.win-rar.com/. The vulnerability allows a remote unauthorized person to intercept requests sent to them and thereby carry out a man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack, create a backdoor, and even remotely execute code.

As explained by the researcher, the vulnerability exists due to the use of the incorrectly configured webbrowser module by the web notifier component.

According to Sak-Sakovsky, in order to carry out an MITM attack through this vulnerability, an attacker needs to create a malicious Wi-Fi access point, hack a router and spoof DNS, or be on the same network with the victim.

An attacker can use an SMB server to execute code remotely, but there are restrictions on the black list of executable file extensions. So, when you run files with the bat, vbs, exe and msi extensions, a message about the malicious file will appear, suggesting possible actions with them. However, since WinRAR does not have an automatic update mechanism, and vulnerable versions are common, attackers can bypass the restrictions and hide the launch using old exploits for WinRAR or Microsoft Office.

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Vodafone is suing the UK over a contract to develop a hacker-proof communication line

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The company considers it unfair that the contract was awarded to Fujitsu, although both bidders did not meet the requirements.

Mobile operator Vodafone filed in court against the UK government after losing a tender to develop a hacker-proof communications system, in which the Japanese company Fujitsu also took part.

Although both bidders were found to have failed to meet the government’s minimum requirements, Vodafone believes Fujitsu was unfairly awarded a £ 184m ($ 254m) contract to improve the communications system used by 532 British embassies and other agencies.

The Echo 2 project aims to provide secure communications for the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, employees and agents in over 170 countries.

According to the government, the current communications system operated by Vodafone is “outdated” and poses a risk to national security.

Vodafone went to court after Cable & Wireless, acquired by the operator in 2012, lost its long-term contract for the Echo 1.

“We do not believe that the procurement process was carried out correctly. The contracting authority itself admitted that the Fujitsu Solution was ‘not fit for purpose,’ said a Vodafone spokesman.

According to foreign ministry lawyers, Fujitsu’s proposal had problems with two requirements, but generally met the terms of the tender. Fujitsu representatives did not comment on the situation.

The trial in this case is scheduled for January 2022. The court allowed the UK government to enter into a “conditional contract” with Fujitsu. The details of the contract were not disclosed due to security concerns.

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Smartwatches are under $ 100. LeTV Watch W6 presented

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LeEco has already presented the LeTV S1 smartphone as part of its return to the market, and now it has also shown a smart watch.

The LeTV Watch W6 model is offered at a price of $ 95, and is now available for $ 80 at all. At the same time, there is a good set of characteristics.

There is an AMOLED display with a diameter of 1.39 inches, there is protection against water (IP67), autonomy is two to three days with normal use and up to a week in standby mode.

The watch doesn’t seem to have an operating system, but there are dozens of watch faces, a heart rate sensor, a pulse oximeter function, sleep monitoring, and a workout tracking function (seven types of load). But there is no GPS module here.

The watch weighs 70 g and works with both Android and iOS.

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