Kernel panic! What are Meltdown and Spectre, the bugs affecting nearly every computer and device? (page 2)

Microsoft is issuing a rare out-of-band security update to supported versions of Windows today. The software update is part of a number of fixes that will protect against a newly-discovered processor bug in Intel, AMD, and ARM chipsets. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans tell The Verge that the company will issue a Windows update that will be automatically applied to Windows 10 machines at 4PM ET / 1PM PT today. The update will also be available for older and supported versions of Windows today, but systems running operating systems like Windows 7 or Windows 8 won’t automatically be updated through Windows Update until next Tuesday. Windows 10 will be automatically updated today. Firmware updates also required While Microsoft is... Continue reading…

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 ...

Wed 3 Jan 18 from TechCrunch

Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws threaten PCs, phones and servers

By now you've probably heard about a bug Intel is dealing with that affects processors built since 1995. But according to the people who found "Meltdown" and "Spectre," ...

Wed 3 Jan 18 from Engadget

“Meltdown” and “Spectre”: every modern processor has unfixable security flaws

Immediate concern is for Intel chips, but everyone is at risk.

Wed 3 Jan 18 from Arstechnica

Security flaws put virtually all phones, computers at risk

FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Security researchers on Wednesday disclosed a set of security flaws that they said could let hackers steal sensitive information from nearly every modern ...

Wed 3 Jan 18 from Reuters Technology

Intel working to fix security flaw in its chips without...

Intel said the problem was broader than its chips alone and that it was working with Advanced Micro Devices Inc, ARM Holdings and others to fix the problem.

Wed 3 Jan 18 from Daily Mail

Microsoft issues emergency Windows update for processor security bugs

Microsoft is issuing a rare out-of-band security update to supported versions of Windows today. The software update is part of a number of fixes that will protect against a newly-discovered ...

Wed 3 Jan 18 from The Verge

What’s behind the Intel design flaw forcing numerous patches?

There's obviously a big problem, but we don't know exactly what.

Wed 3 Jan 18 from Arstechnica

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 ...

Wed 3 Jan 18 from TechCrunch

Fix for Intel's massive CPU security flaw might slow down your PC

Intel is grappling with another major security flaw in its processors... and this time, the cost of fixing it may be very steep. Researchers have discovered a design vulnerability ...

Wed 3 Jan 18 from Engadget

Security flaw reportedly threatens Intel-based PCs - CNET

Security researchers report that a flaw in Intel's processor design may leave the door open to exposing sensitive system data.

Wed 3 Jan 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

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