Apple, Google, and other tech companies have announced the formation of a new project to set up new common communication standards for smart home devices. Project Connected Home over IP will allow smart home devices from different manufacturers to communicate with one another using an open standard with built-in security.
Apple has a voluntary recall and free battery replacement program for certain 15-inch MacBook Pro models sold between 2015 and 2017. These units can be identified by serial number at support.apple.com/15-inch-macbook-pro-battery-recall.
This recall is currently one of the programs available at Apple’s Exchange and Repair Extension Program page.
Intel released information regarding a new set of CPU vulnerabilities called Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS). A list of affected Intel products may be found here.
Updates are available from major technology companies for this issue, including:
Google issued a security notice on its Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Titan Security Keys and is offering a free replacement for affected keys. A new key may be requested at google.com/replacemykey.