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Google and Microsoft discover new Spectre variant

Google and Microsoft discover new Spectre variant

But patching Speculative Store Bypass flaw could hit performance by up to 8%, warns Intel.
By Staff Writer May 23 2018, 9:02AM
Intel finally reveals 10nm Cannon Lake processors

Intel finally reveals 10nm Cannon Lake processors

The long-delayed low-spec chips will first appear in the Lenovo IdeaPad 330.
By Clare Hopping May 22 2018, 10:24AM
Confusion over chipmakers' debug exception instructions prompts patching

Confusion over chipmakers' debug exception instructions prompts patching

Multiple major operating systems and hypervisors contain a serious CPU chipset bug that could allow authenticated attackers to elevate privileges, read sensitive data in memory, and control certain low-level functions.
By Bradley Barth May 11 2018, 11:16AM
Intel won't patch new Spectre-like chip vulnerabilities for another 12 days

Intel won't patch new Spectre-like chip vulnerabilities for another 12 days

Patches for all operating systems and virtual machines may not be ready until later this year - report.
By Staff Writer May 10 2018, 9:15AM
Microsoft issues more Spectre updates

Microsoft issues more Spectre updates

Microsoft has released two updates as part of the company's on-going effort to secure devices running Intel processors from the Spectre vulnerability.
By Doug Olenick May 1 2018, 11:43AM
Intel says it 'bit off too much' amid 10nm chip delays

Intel says it 'bit off too much' amid 10nm chip delays

Investors raise concerns over Intel's market position despite record revenues.
By Staff Writer Apr 30 2018, 10:32AM
2nd gen AMD Ryzen processors are now available!

2nd gen AMD Ryzen processors are now available!

The chips that will power the new X470 chipset our out in the wild.
By David Hollingworth Apr 20 2018, 11:54AM
Review: Crucial MX500 1TB SSD

Review: Crucial MX500 1TB SSD

Crucial resets the SATA SSD marketplace.
By Chris Szewczyk Apr 19 2018, 11:56AM
Intel announces new chip designs with built-in security

Intel announces new chip designs with built-in security

Intel Monday announced three new measures that will be implemented in a future chip designed to bake security into the hardware following last year's Spectre/Meltdown vulnerability.
By Robert Abel Apr 19 2018, 11:38AM
AMD processors address Spectre vulnerabilities

AMD processors address Spectre vulnerabilities

AMD releases processor security updates for vulnerabilities concerning the Spectre Variant 2 vulnerability or Microsoft Windows users.
By Robert Abel Apr 16 2018, 12:23PM
Intel gives up patching some chips with Spectre flaws

Intel gives up patching some chips with Spectre flaws

Chipmaker deems some chips too tough to fix, advising of Spectre stability issues.
By Staff Writer Apr 5 2018, 8:35AM
Intel's new 8th-gen mobile monsters, and some new desktop CPUs

Intel's new 8th-gen mobile monsters, and some new desktop CPUs

Fancy a 12-thread i9 in your gaming laptop?
By Ben Mansill Apr 4 2018, 5:19PM
Microsoft launches $250,000 bug bounty for Spectre/Meltdown-like flaws

Microsoft launches $250,000 bug bounty for Spectre/Meltdown-like flaws

Microsoft has kicked off a bug bounty programme that could bring in between US$25,000 and US$250,000 to anyone able to find vulnerabilities similar to the now infamous Spectre and Meltdown.
By Mar 22 2018, 11:58AM
This SSD has more storage capacity than 20,000 DVDs

This SSD has more storage capacity than 20,000 DVDs

The ExaDrive DC100 is now the world's largest solid state drive.
By Staff Writer Mar 21 2018, 11:09AM
Intel fixes Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities with updates and new chips

Intel fixes Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities with updates and new chips

Spectre will be fixed by adding partitioning to Intel's newest chips.
By Staff Writer Mar 19 2018, 8:50AM
Don't expect many AMD chips in our products, says Dell

Don't expect many AMD chips in our products, says Dell

Dell EMC CTO says an Intel-AMD duopoly is a long way off
By Adam Shepherd Feb 28 2018, 9:20AM
Intel says it followed industry standards with Spectre/Meltdown reveal

Intel says it followed industry standards with Spectre/Meltdown reveal

Intel is stating the reason behind its decision to not inform industry organisations and the US federal government of crucial flaws in its processors is it was following established industry reporting standards.
By Doug Olenick Feb 27 2018, 1:40PM
Intel didn't warn US-CERT of Meltdown and Spectre until hacks were public

Intel didn't warn US-CERT of Meltdown and Spectre until hacks were public

Letters to lawmakers say Intel took six months to tell the US government about the exploits
By Lee Bell Feb 27 2018, 1:37PM
What are Meltdown and Spectre and are you affected?

What are Meltdown and Spectre and are you affected?

A guide to the CPU security flaws and their flawed patches
By Lee Bell Feb 22 2018, 9:09AM
Meltdown and Spectre: Intel releases fixes for Kaby Lake, Coffee Lake and Skylake-based platforms

Meltdown and Spectre: Intel releases fixes for Kaby Lake, Coffee Lake and Skylake-based platforms

The patches cover sixth, seventh and eight-generation Intel Core products and Core X-series
By Lee Bell Feb 22 2018, 8:24AM