From 2008 onwards, Microsoft appears every two years with a new version of SQL Server. A new version means new functions, a better security model, a more efficient database engine, etc. For example, you can, unlike previous versions, install SQL Server 2017 on Linux and Docker. Since...

  After the Spectre & Meltdown vulnerabilities (see https://monin-it.be/2018/01/17/meltdown-spectre-solution-linux-windows/) at the beginning of 2018, Intel now tackled 3 applications of another big vulnerability in their microcode: the L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF) vulnerabilities. All three applications of L1TF are speculative execution side-channel cache timing vulnerabilities: CVE-2018-3615: Affecting Intel Software...