Academics and private sector researchers have revealed details today about three new vulnerabilities affecting Intel CPUs.
At the DEF CON 26 security conference held in Las Vegas last week, a security researcher detailed a backdoor mechanism in x86-based VIA C3 processors, a CPU family produced and sold between 2001 and 2003 by Taiwan-based VIA Technologies Inc.
Scientists have published a paper today detailing a new Spectre-class CPU attack that can be carried out via network connections and does not require the attacker to host code on a targeted machine.
Academics from the University of California, Riverside (UCR) have published details last week about a new Spectre-class attack that they call SpectreRSB.
Academics from multiple universities have announced fixes for two severe security flaws known as Spectre and Rowhammer.
A month after details about the "Lazy FP State Restore" Intel CPU bug surfaced online, Microsoft has rolled out patches to fix this vulnerability at the operating system's level.
Two security researchers have revealed details about two new Spectre-class vulnerabilities, which they've named Spectre 1.1 and Spectre 1.2.
Upcoming additions to the WebAssembly standard may render useless some of the mitigations put up at the browser level against Meltdown and Spectre attacks, according to John Bergbom, a security researcher at Forcepoint.
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."
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.
At the Computex TapeiÂ conference, Intel has officially announced the upcoming availability of theirÂ 8th Generation IntelÂ® Coreâ¢ i7-8086K Limited Edition CPU. This processor is being released to to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Intel'sÂ 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 40thÂ 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).
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.
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 âa mandatory component used during the boot-up process [1, 2, 3].
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.
Apple is reportedly planning on ditching Intel and instead use their own chips in Mac computers beginning in 2020. This new initiative is called "Kalamata" and its goal is to make all Apple devices, including mobile and PCs, use the same chips for greater compatibility according to a new report by Bloomberg.