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#1 TheSentinel

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 04:03 PM

Meltdown and Spectre attacks affect almost any processor, including Intel, ARM, AMD ones

The Meltdown and Spectre attacks could allow attackers to steal sensitive data which is currently processed on the computer. Almost every modern processor is vulnerable to the ‘memory leaking’ flaws, this has emerged from technical analysis triggered...

January 4, 2018  By Pierluigi Paganini   Posted In  Breaking News  Hacking  

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 04:04 PM

Intel Makes a Mistake in The CPU Design, Windows and Linux Scramble to Fix It

Intel Makes a Mistake in The CPU Design, Windows and Linux Scramble to Fix It. It is suspected that the flaw is in the way an Intel CPU manages memory between "kernel mode" and "user mode." Competition between IT hardware manufacturers is fierce. Decimal...

January 3, 2018  By Pierluigi Paganini   Posted In  Breaking News  Hacking  

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 04:05 PM

Intel releases patches to mitigate Meltdown and Spectre attacks

Meltdown and Spectre attacks - According to Intel, by the end of the next week, the company will have issued security patches for more than 90% of chips commercialized in the past 5 years. White hat hackers from Google Project Zero this week disclosed...

January 5, 2018  By Pierluigi Paganini   Posted In  Breaking News  Hacking  

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 04:07 PM

Vendors Share Patch Updates on Spectre and Meltdown Mitigation Efforts

by Tom Spring January 4, 2018 , 1:01 pm
Categories: Cloud Security, Hacks, Mobile Security, Vulnerabilities    

Intel, Amazon, ARM, Microsoft and others have shared patch updates to keep customers informed on their mitigation efforts to protect against the far reaching Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities impacting computers, servers and mobile devices worldwide.

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https://threatpost.c...efforts/129307/

 



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Posted 06 January 2018 - 04:08 PM

January 3, 2018 , 2:33 pm

Intel In Security Hot Seat Over Reported CPU Design Flaw
by Tom Spring
Categories: Cloud Security, Hacks, Vulnerabilities    

Intel is grappling with what many are calling a processor design flaw impacting CPUs used in Linux, Windows and some macOS systems.

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https://threatpost.c...gn-flaw/129289/

 



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Posted 06 January 2018 - 04:09 PM

Spectre and Meltdown Attacks Against Microprocessors

The security of pretty much every computer on the planet has just gotten a lot worse, and the only real solution -- which of course is not a solution -- is to throw them all away and buy new ones.

Note: A shorter version of this essay previously appeared on CNN.com. My previous blog post on this topic contains additional links.
Posted on January 5, 2018 at 2:22 PM • 37 Comments

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 04:12 PM

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Scary Chip Flaws Raise Spectre of Meltdown

Apple, Google, Microsoft and other tech giants have released updates for a pair of serious security flaws present in most modern computers, smartphones, tablets and mobile devices. Here’s a brief rundown on the threat and what you can do to protect your devices.

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 04:13 PM

Meltdown and Spectre: Here's what Intel, Apple, Microsoft, others are doing about it
Intel, Microsoft, ARM, and others have responded. We dig in.

Peter Bright - Jan 5, 2018 1:52 pm UTC

The Meltdown and Spectre flaws—two related vulnerabilities that enable a wide range of information disclosure from every mainstream processor, with particularly severe flaws for Intel and some ARM chips—were originally revealed privately to chip companies, operating system developers, and cloud computing providers.

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 04:15 PM

Intel faces class action lawsuits regarding Meltdown and Spectre
Class action lawsuits have been filed in California, Indiana, and Oregon.

Samuel Axon - Jan 6, 2018 12:20 am UTC

Three class action complaints have been filed against Intel over the Meltdown and Spectre CPU security flaws that were discovered by researchers earlier this year and widely publicized earlier this week.

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 04:17 PM

Meltdown & Spectre: Apple Confirms All Macs & iPhones Are Vulnerable To Chip Bug
Steve McCaskill , January 5, 2018, 11:10 am

Apple releases mitigations for Mac, iPhone and iPad and says a Safari fix is incoming as Meltdown and Spectre continue to plague technology industry.

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 04:21 PM

Microsoft releases PowerShell script to check if your PC is vulnerable to Meltdown and Spectre

By Mark Wycislik-Wilson
Published 2018-01-05

In the wake of the Meltdown and Spectre chip bug revelations, people around the world are wondering whether or not they are affected. Bearing in mind the number of chips with the flaw, the chances that your computer has a vulnerability are very high.

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https://betanews.com...spectre-script/

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 04:22 PM

Google answers your questions about Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities
By Mark Wycislik-Wilson
2018-01-06

The revelations about the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities affecting millions of processors around the world has raised a huge number of questions for many people.

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https://betanews.com...down-questions/

 



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Posted 06 January 2018 - 04:29 PM

Intel will have Meltdown and Spectre patches ready for 90 percent of modern processors next week
By Mark Wycislik-Wilson
2018-01-05

With Meltdown and Spectre turning into something of a PR disaster for Intel, the chip-maker has promised that patches will be made available for the vast majority of modern processors by the end of next week.

https://betanews.com...ltdown-spectre/

 



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Posted 06 January 2018 - 04:34 PM

Meltdown and Spectre exploits: Cutting through the FUD
A breakdown of what the Meltdown and Spectre exploits are, what they aren’t, the risks they pose, and what you should do.

Jack Gold By Jack Gold

Network World | Jan 4, 2018 2:48 PM PT

There is lots of information circulating about the new exploits of computer chips from Intel and others announced in the past few days. Some of it has been accurate, and some has been sensationalist and overblown.

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 04:35 PM

Data Center Explorer

By Andy Patrizio, Network World | Jan 4, 2018 5:59 AM PT

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Intel's processor flaw is a virtualization nightmare
Design flaw affects the processes behind virtualization the hardest. Users could see a VM slowdown of 20 to 30 percent.

2018 is off to a very bad start for Intel after the disclosure of a flaw deep in the design of its processors, dubbed Meltdown. And while the company has publicly said the issue won’t affect consumers, they aren’t the ones who need to be worried.

https://www.networkw...-nightmare.html