On January 8th Intel released new Linux Processor microcode data files that can be used to mitigate the Spectre and and Meltdown vulnerabilities in Intel CPUs. Using microcodes, an operating system can fix known bugs in Intel CPU without having to perform a BIOS update on the computer.
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.
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.
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.
Intel published a security advisory last night detailing eight vulnerabilities that impact core CPU technologies such as the Intel Management Engine (ME), Intel Server Platform Services (SPS), and Intel Trusted Execution Engine (TXE).
One of the world's lesser-known operating systems may actually be the most used OS in the world, according to new revelations made by Google's Linux experts.
Alex Matrosov, a security researcher for Cylance, has discovered several flaws in how some motherboard vendors implemented Intel's UEFI BIOS firmware into their products.
Researchers from Positive Technologies — a provider of enterprise security solutions — have found a way to disable the Intel Management Engine (ME), a much-hated component of Intel CPUs.
Intel released a new CPU model this week, the Intel Core i9 7900X, which is the latest model to feature a new cache architecture that hardware experts believe it will make exploitation of side-channel attacks a lot harder.
Some Intel CPU models are affected by a bug that crashes computers when a certain sequence of operations are being processed.
Security experts have discovered a method of bypassing Windows PatchGuard protections and hooking malicious code into the Windows kernel, which allows an attacker to plant rootkits on systems previously thought to be impregnable.
Microsoft's security team has come across a malware family that uses Intel's Active Management Technology (AMT) Serial-over-LAN (SOL) interface as a file transfer tool.
Intel's security team released a series of patches yesterday that fix a remote code execution (RCE) bug found in the Intel Management Engine (ME).
An unpatched bug in the firmware of Intel Puma 6 chipsets — used within several models of gigabit cable modems — is causing latency issues, and may also be used to knock devices offline via a gentle packet stream.
In a research paper published at the end of February, a team of five scientists from the Graz University of Technology has described a novel method of leaking data from SGX enclaves, a secure environment created by Intel CPUs for storing sensitive information for each process, such as encryption keys, passwords, and other.
Intel Security, soon to be rebranded as McAfee again, released on Wednesday a scanner that can identify hidden EFI firmware rootkits.