Risky Business #742 -- China bans AMD and Intel, pivots to Linux on the desktop

Finally it really is the year of Linux on the desktop!
27 Mar 2024 » Risky Business

On this week’s show Patrick and Adam discuss the week’s security news, including:

  • FVEY protests China’s widespread hacking of western politicians
  • China bans western CPUs, Windows and databases
  • Apple’s leaky M-chip prefetcher
  • Nigeria holds ex-IRS investigator hostage in Binance stoush
  • Researchers bring Rowhammer to AMD Zen and DDR5
  • And much, much more.

This week’s show is brought to you by Thinkst Canary. Its founder Haroon Meer joins this week’s show to make a passionate case that security vendors don’t all have to go for explosive growth. Slow and steady with a focus on excellent and relevant products will win the race, he says.