As Intel, AMD, and other CPU manufacturers have started releasing CPU microcode (firmware) updates for processor models affected by the Meltdown and Spectre patches, those updates are trickling down to OEMs and motherboard vendors, who are now integrating these patches into BIOS/UEFI updates for affected PCs.
Seagate has patched a vulnerability in the firmware of the Seagate Personal Cloud Home Media Storage, a NAS (Network Attached Storage) product.
Intel said today it is investigating an issue with Broadwell and Haswell CPUs after customers reported higher system reboot rates when they installed firmware updates for fixing the Spectre flaw.
AMD officially admitted today that its processors are not vulnerable to the Meltdown bug, but are affected by both variants of the Spectre flaw.
A Microsoft official confirmed today that some devices running on older Windows versions will see a significant slowdown and decrease in system performance after applying the Meltdown and Spectre security patches.
People say "every kick in the ass is a step forward." Well, Belgian security researcher Mathy Vanhoef gave the WiFi Protected Access (WPA) standard a huge kick in the ass last fall when it disclosed details about KRACK, a vulnerability in the WPA2 WiFi protocol used by billions of devices.
A security researcher is urging owners of Western Digital MyCloud NAS devices to update the firmware of their portable hard-drives to fix a series of important security bugs he reported to the vendor, among which there is an easy exploitable and wormable hardcoded (backdoor) account.
AMD has fixed, but not yet released BIOS/UEFI/firmware updates for the general public for a security flaw affecting the AMD Secure Processor.
HP announced today "a worldwide voluntary safety recall and replacement program" for laptop batteries it shipped with notebooks or sold as accessories or replacements between December 2015 and December 2017.
Intel pinky-promised today that it will provide firmware updates by the end of next week for 90% of all CPU models it released in the past five years.
Late last night, Microsoft issued out-of-band updates that address Meltdown and Spectre, two security flaws said to be affecting almost all CPUs released since 1995.
Google has just published details on two vulnerabilities named Meltdown and Spectre that in the company's assessment affect "every processor [released] since 1995."
Intel released a statement earlier today denying media reports that upcoming patches for a yet-to-be-disclosed security bug cause huge performance dips for devices using Intel CPUs.
OS makers and cloud service providers are preparing patches for a security bug affecting Intel processors, according to several sources with knowledge of the upcoming fixes.
Attackers can use sound waves to interfere with a hard drive's normal mode of operation, creating a temporary or permanent denial of state (DoS) that could be used to prevent CCTV systems from recording video footage or freeze computers dealing with critical operations.
NVIDIA announced yesterday the end of driver support for all 32-bit operating systems and for any GPU architecture. The company says that version 390 of its GPU video driver will be the last to support 32-bit platforms.
Some hardware vendors are reacting to the recent revelation that some of Intel's core CPU technology is riddled with security holes.
Acer, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, and Panasonic have officially confirmed that products incorporating Intel chipsets are affected by eight security flaws that allow hackers to take over devices.