New Windows hack warning: Patch Intel systems now to block SWAPGSAttack exploits

A newly uncovered vulnerability affecting every Windows computer using an Intel processor built since 2012 could allow attackers to bypass safeguards and access information held in a system’s protected kernel memory. This new side-channel attack is built on previous research Read More …

Intel NUC Firmware Open to Privilege Escalation, DoS and Information Disclosure

Intel has patched seven high-severity vulnerabilities in its mini PC NUC kit firmware. Intel has patched seven high-severity vulnerabilities in the system firmware of its Intel NUC (short for Next Unit of Computing), a mini-PC kit used for gaming, digital Read More …

7 New Meltdown and Spectre-type CPU Flaws Affect Intel, AMD, ARM CPUs

Disclosed earlier this year, potentially dangerous Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities that affected a large family of modern processors proven that speculative execution attacks can be exploited in a trivial way to access highly sensitive information. Since then, several more variants of speculative Read More …

New Intel CPU Flaw Exploits Hyper-Threading to Steal Encrypted Data

A team of security researchers has discovered another serious side-channel vulnerability in Intel CPUs that could allow an attacker to sniff out sensitive protected data, like passwords and cryptographic keys, from other processes running in the same CPU core with Read More …

CPU bug patch saga: Antivirus tools caught with their hands in the Windows cookie jar

Microsoft’s workaround to protect Windows computers from the Intel processor security flaw dubbed Meltdown has revealed the rootkit-like nature of modern security tools. Some anti-malware packages are incompatible with Redmond’s Meltdown patch, released last week, because the tools make, according to Microsoft, “unsupported Read More …