Shares of Intel jumped 3.45% on Friday after reports that the chipmaker did not report the Meltdown and Spectre chip security flaws to the US government. US cyber security officials have voiced concerns over not being alerted earlier...Show More Summary
Intel has now acknowledged it decided not to inform the US government about Meltdown or Spectre, opting instead to let the news go public. It had no such qualms about warning other customers. The post Intel Didn’t Disclose Spectre, Meltdown to US Government Until News Went Public appeared first on ExtremeTech.
No kidding, this is the final sentence of Le spectre d’Atacama, the second novel by Alain Connes (written with Danye Chéreau (IRL Mrs. AC) and his former Ph.D. advisor Jacques Dixmier). The book has a promising start. Armand Lafforet (IRL AC) is summoned by his friend Rodrigo to the Chilean observatory Alma in the Altacama […]
It has not been long since we talked about Spectre and Meltdown. Now, a new ransomware has been spotted online. This ransomware is called The Annabelle Ransomware. This new ransomware was discovered by a Security Researcher named Bart. Show More Summary
(Reuters) — Intel did not inform U.S. cyber security officials of the so-called Meltdown and Spectre chip security flaws until they leaked to the public, six months after Alphabet notified the chipmaker of the problems, according to letters sent by tech companies to lawmakers on Thursday. Current and former U.S. government officials have raised concerns […]
Apple, Google parent Alphabet and Intel in letters to lawmakers on Thursday revealed a bit of background information concerning the recent airing of Meltdown and Spectre chip vulnerabilities, saying Intel notified U.S. cyber security officials of the flaws only after their existence was made public.
Intel reportedly did not disclose Meltdown or Spectre security flaws to U.S. cyber security officials after being notified of the flaws because hackers had not exploited the vulnerabilities yet, Reuters reports. The company did not disclose...Show More Summary
Three class-action lawsuits have been filed on behalf of consumers who purchased AMD's processors in the time between the discovery and disclosure of the Spectre vulnerability.
Customers accuse the chip maker of charging premium prices for a faulty product.
Intel Corp. has released a new patch to address one of the Spectre vulnerabilities that have plagued the synonymous chip maker since it was revealed in early January. The patch, described technically as a “microcode update,” is being...Show More Summary
Intel has announced that the fix is out for its latest chips affected by Spectre, the memory-leakage flaw affecting practically all computing hardware. The patch is for the Skylake generation (late 2015) and newer, though most users will still have to wait for the code to be implemented by whoever manufactured their computer (specifically, their motherboard). Read More
Intel has fielded a new set of updates for Spectre with broad support for Kaby Lake, Skylake, and Coffee Lake. Fixes for Haswell, Sandy Bridge, and Ivy Bridge are all in beta testing. The post Intel Releases Spectre Patches for Kaby Lake, Coffee Lake appeared first on ExtremeTech.
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The last Bond film “Spectre” reduced everything Bond has ever faced to a family feud. If the teaser trailer for the next Bond film is any indication that will continue. Current box office behemoth, “Black Panther” is also a familyShow More Summary
Intel has issued updated microcode to its OEM partners who can then push fixes to customers via firmware updates. Intel has had a rough go of things with its attempts to roll out fixes for the Spectre vulnerability disclosed last month, but it's making another attempt with a set of patches for a range of chips today....
Nearly two months after the Meltdown and Spectre processor flaws were revealed, and a month after Intel recommended users avoid their first round of processor patches, Intel is back with a new set of patches for Skylake, Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake processors and also for the X-series. Show More Summary
The Surface Pro 3 has joined its Surface brethren in getting an update to protect against Meltdown and Spectre. Not long after the Meltdown and SPectre processor flaws were disclosed in January, Microsoft began rolling out firmware updates for several of its Surface devices to protect against them....
Intel makes progress on reissuing stable microcode updates against the Spectre attack.
Microsoft yesterday released a new firmware update for Surface Pro 3 devices. This update includes new firmware for Surface UEFI resolves security vulnerabilities including the Meltdown and Spectre. Surface UEFI (v3.11.2350.0) resolves potential security vulnerabilities, including Microsoft security advisory 180002. Show More Summary
Intel announced that it released fixed versions of its Spectre-mitigation microcode update for Skylake, Kaby Lake, and Coffee Lake CPUs.