The OpenBSD project announced today plans to disable support for Intel CPU hyper-threading due to security concerns regarding the theoretical threat of more "Spectre-class bugs."
The US Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) yesterday that includes a clause to reinstate a ban on Chinese hardware vendor ZTE.
What a horrible year in security for Intel. First we had the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities that never seem to go away. Now Intel has announced a new speculative execution side channel vulnerability involving "Lazy FP state restore" that could allow a malicious program to read data being used by other processes.
Security researchers have uncovered vulnerabilities affecting the firmware of Supermicro server products. Discovered by the Eclypsium team, these vulnerabilities affect both older and newer models of Supermicro products, but the vendor is working on addressing the issues.
At the Computex Tapei conference, Asus announced a new Zenbook Pro laptop that replaces the touchpad with a interactive touch screen called a ScreenPad. ScreenPads are high resolution displays that not only acts as a touchpad, but also allow you to launch applications and display information directly on the display.
At the Computex Tapei conference, Intel has officially announced the upcoming availability of their 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8086K Limited Edition CPU. This processor is being released to to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Intel's 8086 processor & Intel's first consumer desktop processor that runs out-of-the-box at speeds.
For the past few months there have been rumors that Intel would be releasing a special edition Core i7-8086K processor to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 8086 processor. Yesterday, retailers were found online that were advertising the special processor with a speeds of 4Ghz and 5Ghz.
Four researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Safety in Munich, Germany have published a research paper this week detailing a method of recovering data that is normally encrypted by AMD's Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV), a safety mechanism designed to encrypt the data of virtual machines running on s
Security researchers from Eclypsium have detailed yesterday a new variation of the Spectre attack that can recover data stored inside a secure CPU area named the System Management Mode (SMM).
Microsoft has halted the deployment of the Windows 10 April 2018 Update for computers using certain types of Intel and Toshiba solid state drives (SSDs).
Last week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released another National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin as an extension of the alert the agency issued in November, 2017. This latest alert expires on September 14, 2018.
Almost all major OS vendors released security patches yesterday after a researcher discovered that some OS makers have misinterpreted an Intel CPU debug feature and left their systems open to attacks.
Researchers at cybersecurity firm Checkmarx have found a way to turn an Amazon Echo (Alexa-powered) smart speaker into an eavesdropping device.
MikroTik has released firmware patches for RouterOS, the operating system that ships with some of its routers. The patches fix a zero-day vulnerability exploited in the wild.
A security researcher has released a proof-of-concept exploit affecting the Nvidia Tegra chips that come with Nintendo Switch devices.
Intel announced yesterday at the RSA 2018 security conference several new security-focused technologies, among which is a feature that will let security products offload virus scanning operations to integrated graphics processors embedded with some Intel CPUs.
Intel has addressed a vulnerability in the configuration of several CPU series that allow an attacker to alter the behavior of the chip's SPI Flash memory —a mandatory component used during the boot-up process [1, 2, 3].
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sent letters this week to six major companies containing warnings that using "warranty void if removed" or similarly worded stickers on their products is illegal.
AMD has released CPU microcode updates for processors affected by the Spectre variant 2 (CVE-2017-5715) vulnerability. The company has forwarded these microcode updates to PC and motherboard makers to include them in BIOS updates.