The Intel Microcode Boot Loader creates a bootable USB flash drive that automatically applies the latest Intel microcodes to your identified CPU so that you are protected from the speculative execution side-channel attacks called Spectre.
As part of today's Intel's Fall Desktop Launch event, new 9th generation CPUs were announced that include hardware protection for two of the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerability variants.
Intel has announced that they are live streaming their 2018 Desktop Launch Tomorrow at 10am EST via the Intel Newsroom. The details are vague other than that they are announcing the "latest PC performance developments from Intel."
On August 21st, Microsoft released an update to the May KB4100347 Intel microcodes for Windows 10 & Windows Server 2016. After installing this latest version, Windows users are reporting that they are unable to boot Windows 10 or are having performance issues. To complicate the issue, the Intel CPU update is being pushed to AMD users
Academics and private sector researchers have revealed details today about three new vulnerabilities affecting Intel CPUs.
A cryptographic bug affects the Bluetooth implementations and operating system drivers of Apple, Broadcom, Intel, Qualcomm, and possibly other hardware vendors.
Academics from the University of California, Riverside (UCR) have published details last week about a new Spectre-class attack that they call SpectreRSB.
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.
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 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.
Earlier today, Microsoft released cumulative update KB4100403 that fixes several bugs, including the issues some users reported with Intel and Toshiba solid-state drives (SSDs).
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 —a mandatory component used during the boot-up process [1, 2, 3].
Intel has decided that instead of fixing three security bugs affecting the Intel Remote Keyboard Android app, it would be easier to discontinue the application altogether.