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What do Meltdown, Spectre and RyzenFall mean for the future of cybersecurity?

The security community is still reeling from the discoveries of the Meltdown and Spectre computer vulnerabilities, and now it seems that a rash of new hardware vulnerabilities called MasterKey, RyzenF

Last march of the Penryns: Intel cuts Spectre fixes for some older chips

As part of its ongoing efforts to patch its systems against the Meltdown and Spectre chip flaws, Intel indicated last month that it would be issuing fixes as far back as 2005's Yorkfield processors. B

Intel announces hardware fixes for Spectre and Meltdown on upcoming chips

When the Spectre and Meltdown bugs hit, it became clear that they wouldn't be fixed with a few quick patches — the problem runs deeper than that. Fortunately, Intel has had plenty of time to work on

Intel reportedly notified Chinese companies of chip security flaw before the U.S. government

Intel is not having that great of year thus far in the face of a slew of information about security flaws in it hardware coming out — and you can add another new report from The Wall Street Journal

Apple issues Meltdown fix for Macs running Sierra and El Capitan

A wise person once said, "don't upgrade to the latest OS X until it's been patched a few times. And even then, sometimes it isn't really worth it." These words have inspired many to stay on older vers

Linus Torvalds declares Intel fix for Meltdown/Spectre ‘COMPLETE AND UTTER GARBAGE’

The always outspoken Linus Torvalds, best known for his continuing work on the innermost code of Linux systems, has harsh words to say and accusations to level against Intel. His evaluation of Intel's

ARM’s CEO Simon Segars on Spectre/Meltdown, IoT security and more

This year's CES happened in the shadow of the Spectre and Meltdown disclosures, and virtually every conversation at the show turned to this topic at some point. Because this was CES, we had the abilit

Intel details performance hit for Meltdown fix on affected processors

Now that the Meltdown and Spectre cats are out of the bag and patches are being issued left and right, the main question people have is: will this affect my everyday work? Intel's latest performance m

Intel CEO: Meltdown and Spectre patches will come to 90%+ of chips in the next week

With the microchip processing industry facing perhaps its biggest security scare in its history, the CEO of one of the world’s biggest chipmakers, Brian Krzanich of Intel, took to the stage at

Qualcomm president: Spectre/Meltdown are ‘not an area of concern for us’

During a press conference at CES, Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon announced a number of new partnerships and products. He also was asked about the Spectre/Meltdown security flaws that are haunting the chi

Apple releases iOS and macOS updates with a mitigation for Spectre

Apple just released iOS 11.2.2 with some Safari and WebKit improvements to mitigate the Spectre vulnerability. macOS is also receiving an update. It’s a supplemental update to macOS High Sierra 10.1

Apple says Meltdown and Spectre flaws affect ‘all Mac systems and iOS devices,’ but not for long

Apple isn't immune to Meltdown and Spectre, the major bugs in basic computing architecture that were announced yesterday to widespread amazement and horror. In an announcement, the company said that "

Kernel panic! What are Meltdown and Spectre, the bugs affecting nearly every computer and device?

If you're confused by the avalanche of early reports, denials, and conflicting statements about the massive security issues announced today, don't worry — you're far from the only one. Here's what y

Google’s Project Zero team discovered critical CPU flaw last year

In a blog post published minutes ago, Google’s Security team announced what they have done to protect Google Cloud customers against the chip vulnerability announced earlier today. They also indicat

Responding to ‘incorrect’ reports, Intel says major flaw affects ‘many different vendors’

Reports this morning that Intel processors are affected by a serious flaw that may reduce performance significantly hit the company's credibility and stock hard. Intel has now officially responded to

A major kernel vulnerability is going to slow down all Intel processors

A significant vulnerability has been discovered in all Intel processor chips and it’s going to have a huge impact going forward. The Register first noticed this major design flaw in Linux kernel pat