Intel Accelerated Memory Scanning offloads malware scanning to GPUs to boost performance

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/17/intel-threat-detection-technology-gpu-telemetry/ The Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities really focused people’s attention on the security of processors, and Intel has been at pains to convince users that it takes security seriously. With … Read more

Intel Remote Keyboard app nixed after discovery of critical remote control vulnerability

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/06/intel-remote-keyboard-vulnerability/ Intel has issued a security advisory about its remote keyboard app after discovering a bug that made it possible for a remote user to mimic keyboard and mouse input … Read more

Intel: some processors will never receive Meltdown and Spectre patches

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/05/no-meltdown-spectre-patches-for-some-intel-cpus/ With little fanfare, Intel has revealed that some processors will simply never receive microcode updates that will patch against the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. In a document entitled Microcode … Read more

Microsoft details steps being taken to address Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/01/microsoft-spectre-and-meltdown/ The Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities affected millions of processors around the world, and the “fixes” that followed compounded the problems with reports of the patches bricking AMD PCs, and … Read more

Intel failed to warn US government about Meltdown and Spectre flaws before going public

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/23/intel-did-not-warn-us-cert-spectre-meltdown/ Intel is facing criticism from the US government after it was revealed that the company did not inform cyber security officials about the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities even though … Read more

Intel has a new Spectre firmware patch for you to try out

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/21/intel-spectre-patch-number-two/ The Spectre/Meltdown debacle continues to rumble on, and now the chip manufacturer has announced the availability of a new “microcode solution” to the Spectre vulnerability. The updated firmware applies … Read more

With Intel’s updated bug bounty program, you could earn big bucks for finding the next Meltdown

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/15/intel-bug-bounty/ Intel has updated its bug bounty program, offering up to $250,000 to anyone identifying vulnerabilities in its hardware and software. The key update here is that the program is … Read more

Intel will release chips free from Meltdown and Spectre bugs this year

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/26/meltdown-spectre-free-intel-chips/ The discovery of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in processors caused a great deal of panic and confusion. The poor reliability and performance hit brought about by patches did … Read more

Intel tells customers to stop installing Meltdown/Spectre patches due to ‘unpredictable’ reboot issues

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/23/intel-warning-stop-installing-meltdown-spectre-patches/ The fallout from the Meltdown and Spectre bugs continues to plague Intel. The company has been hit with lawsuits, users complained about performance drops, and some users found that … Read more

Acer unveils Chromebook 11 C732, Chromebook Spin 11, and Chromebox CXI3

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/23/acer-chromebook-c732-spin11-chromebox-cxi3/ When it comes to Chromebooks, Acer is one of the premier manufacturers. From the early days of Google’s desktop OS, Acer has produced quality computers running the Linux-based Chrome … Read more

Intel: Meltdown and Spectre bugs also affect Ivy Bridge, Sandy Bridge, Skylake and Kaby Lake systems

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/18/intel-meltdown-spectre-ivy-bridge-sandy-bridge-skylake-kaby-lake/ In an update following the Meltdown and Spectre revelations, Intel has admitted that the problems also affect newer chips. The company had previously focused its attention — and that … Read more

Intel promises transparency as Meltdown patch causes reboot problems with Broadwell and Haswell chips

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/12/intel-transparency-meltdown-patch-problems/ Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has written an open letter to the technology community addressing the fallout from the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerability revelations. In it he promises transparency from … Read more

Microsoft and Intel reveal just how much Meltdown and Spectre patches slow PCs

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/10/microsoft-intel-meltdown-spectre-slowdown/ The Meltdown and Spectre revelations have people around the world concerned about privacy, but there has also been great speculation about the reduction in performance that patches might bring. … Read more