On Monday, May 21, Google and Microsoft jointly disclosed a new CPU security vulnerability similar to the Spectre and Meltdown flaws reported earlier this year. The latest vulnerability, called Speculative Store Bypass, impacts Intel, AMD, and ARM processors.
Computers May 23, 2018
Intel is working with Microsoft to roll out a suite of hardware-based security improvements called Security Essentials. One of the many changes included is the ability to offload virus scanning to a GPU, which improves battery performance.
Security April 18, 2018
Intel officially unveiled its latest eighth-generation products at a press event in Beijing, China. The new Core i9 chips promise speeds that are reportedly comparable to desktop PCs when it comes to overall performance.
Computers April 4, 2018
According to Intel's latest report, it distributed all of the software fixes to combat Spectre and Meltdown. The company confirmed that its next batch of processors will integrate security measures.
Computers March 16, 2018
Just when you thought the Meltdown and Spectre situation couldn’t get worse. A bunch of researchers have developed nerfed variants of the exploits, called MeltdownPrime and SpectrePrime, that employ far more sophisticated methods to obtain sensitive user data.
Security February 15, 2018
Microsoft has released an emergency system update meant to reverse the potential instability that Intel’s Spectre variant 2 patch could cause to machines running on Windows OS. KB4078130 is ready to download for Windows 7 users and up.
Microsoft January 29, 2018
Intel has been in hot water since the Meltdown and Spectre chip flaws were made public, but another controversy is ravaging the chipmaker. A new report says Intel first told Chinese companies about the flaws before the U.S. government.
Security January 29, 2018
Apple has finally released security patches for macOS Sierra and OS X El Capitan. The updates come after similar patches for High Sierra, the latest version of Apple’s operating system.
Apps/Software January 24, 2018
Experts conducted a series of tests on the iPhone 8, iPhone 7, and iPhone 8 to verify a speculation related to patches for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. Benchmark results were compared to values before and after the latest updates.
Apple January 14, 2018
Intel rolled out patches to fix the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, but some of the security updates are causing random reboots. Customers are now advised to hold off on installing them.
Security January 13, 2018
Google provided a list of Chromebooks that likely are vulnerable to the Meltdown bug. The list indicated that many Chromebook models run on ARM chips and therefore immune, as the exploit mostly exists on devices powered by Intel processors.
Google January 12, 2018
Companies struggled to issue updates to protect computers and devices from Meltdown and Spectre. Nvidia made a claim that its GPU products are immune.
Security January 11, 2018
Microsoft revealed that most users of older computers will experience slower performance once Meltdown and Spectre patches are installed. Windows 7 and Windows 8 users are urged not to skip the security updates though, as the consequences may be severe.
Microsoft January 10, 2018
Apple rolled out iOS 11.2.2, a supplemental patch for macOS 10.13.2, and Safari 11.0.2. The three security updates address the recently discovered Spectre vulnerability, which along with the Meltdown exploit, has shaken the entire tech industry.
Apple January 9, 2018
Intel’s fix for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities is on the way. At his CES 2018 keynote, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich promised 90 percent of the affected chips will be patched this week, and the rest by end of January.
Security January 9, 2018
Apple confirmed that their devices are also vulnerable to the Meltdown and Spectre exploits. The firm instructed their users to update their devices and to only download from the App Store.
Apple January 5, 2018