Fixes for speculative exploits like Spectre and Meltdown comes with problems of their own. But a new approach could simply make them redundant as potential attacks without drawbacks, while making the whole system more secure.
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Intel's next-generation Ice Lake architecture may have some important new fixes for Spectre variant exploits, but how far will it go? Not far enough according to the expert we spoke to.
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Intel launched new CPUs slated for laptops this week: 15-watt “Whiskey Lake” U-series chips and five-watt “Amber Lake” Y-series chips. After the launch, Intel was asked if they include hardware fixes for Meltdown and Spectre.
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Three new processor vulnerabilities have appeared under the 'Foreshadow' banner. They're similar in nature to Meltdown and Spectre, only they steal data from different memory spaces. Here's everything you need to know.
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Intel posted a security update seemingly acknowledging a report that it's working on patches for eight new Spectre-based flaws. Dubbed as Spectre Next Generation, four are classified as "high risk" that may be patched this month.
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Intel revealed in a microcode update that it will not be issuing Spectre patches to a number of older Intel processor families, potentially leaving many customers vulnerable to the security exploit.
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Microsoft reportedly fixed an issue on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 that enabled applications to access all data stored in memory. The vulnerability appeared after Microsoft’s Meltdown patches were issued in January.
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Microsoft has added "speculative execution" vulnerabilities like those behind Meltdown and Spectre to its bug bounty program, offering up to $250,000 for anyone who can find them in Microsoft systems.
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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich revealed the company's plans for dealing with the Meltdown and Spectre security flaws in its next processors. The hardware rollout will start with the company's next-generation Xeon Scalable processors.
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Project Zero is Google’s task force, given the responsibility of keeping all the internet safe. They may have discovered the Spectre and Meltdown security flaws first, but they aren’t the only people on the hunt for bugs that could be exploited.
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