A Leak Year

Barely a week into the year and we are already seeing major security issues cropping up. While 2018 is not a leap year, my gut says it will be another leak year.

The year started with a bang. Spectre and Meltdown came into our lives affecting computers, mobiles and even the cloud. These are complex vulnerabilities, and enough and more has been written about them. One thing is clear though, the time has come to reboot chip design with security in mind. In the meantime, manufacturers are scrambling to patch the vulnerabilities and the rest of us are celebrating them. Love the two logos created by Natascha Eibl for these. Welcome to #chipmageddon

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Next up we have Aadhaar. Has it leaked or not? Saying there is a breach could now have the cops after you, but a lot of people are losing faith rapidly. Wonder what the next steps would be, scrap it and start over, or keep linking with every aspect of our lives! IMHO, it is time for an Aadhaar 2.0.

It is a grim start, let’s hope it gets better. If it doesn’t don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Cheers…Kishore