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.
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 multiple universities have announced fixes for two severe security flaws known as Spectre and Rowhammer.
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."
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).
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.
Intel released an update to the Meltdown and Spectre mitigation guide, revealing that it stopped working on mitigations for some processor series.
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.