Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2980654) - 2014-07-22 - Install this update to resolve issues in Windows. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base...

MediaTek launches 64-bit, octa-core smartphone chip - 2014-07-15 - As expected, Chinese chip maker MediaTek has unveiled its first 8-core, 64-bit processor for smartphones. But that’s not all. The company has also revealed that it’s...

Will Via’s 64-bit Isaiah II run both x86 and ARM code? - 2014-07-12 - Leaked benchmarks show Via’s 64-bit Isaiah II edging out AMD’s Kabini and trouncing Intel’s Atom Z3770, amid speculation it may run both x86 and ARM code.

Start64!The malware state of the art continues to improve. In particular, the latest version of the TDL rootkit family--aka Olmarik, TDSS, Alureon--contains sophisticated mechanisms for bypassing security features built into 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7, and can download additional, standalone malware applications.


The fourth version of the TDL malware first appeared in August 2010 and contained sophisticated new techniques for defeating security measures. "The most radical were those made to its mechanisms for self-embedding into the system and surviving reboot," said Aleksandr Matrosov, a senior malware researcher at ESET, in an analysis of TDL4 published by Infosec Institute.

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