Intel Alder Lake BIOS code leak may contain vital secrets

Source code for the BIOS used with Intel’s 12th-gen Core processors has been leaked online, possibly including details of undocumented model-specific registers (MSRs) and even the private signing key for Intel’s Boot Guard security technology. The source code was apparently Read More …

A new vulnerability in Intel and AMD CPUs lets hackers steal encryption keys

Microprocessors from Intel, AMD, and other companies contain a newly discovered weakness that remote attackers can exploit to obtain cryptographic keys and other secret data traveling through the hardware, researchers said on Tuesday. Hardware manufacturers have long known that hackers Read More …

High-Severity Intel Processor Bug Exposes Encryption Keys

A security vulnerability in Intel chips opens the door for encrypted file access and espionage, plus the ability to bypass copyright protection for digital content. That’s according to Positive Technologies (PT), which found that the vulnerability (CVE-2021-0146) is a debugging Read More …

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 …