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

How to check for the Meltdown vulnerability with the Intel-SA-00086 Detection Tool

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/09/how-to-check-for-the-meltdown-vulnerability-with-the-intel-sa-00086-detection-tool/ Intel has released a new version of the Intel-SA-00086 Detection Tool, which is designed to alert users to the existence of a vulnerability in their Intel processors. The end … Read more

Intel will have Meltdown and Spectre patches ready for 90 percent of modern processors next week

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/05/intel-patches-meltdown-spectre/ With Meltdown and Spectre turning into something of a PR disaster for Intel, the chip-maker has promised that patches will be made available for the vast majority of modern … Read more

Lenovo unveils 2018 ThinkPad lineup with 8th-gen Intel Core processors

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/04/2018-lenovo-thinkpad-lineup-8th-gen-intel-core-processors/ With CES 2018 just around the corner, tech companies are starting to announce the products that they will showcase at the popular trade show later this month. Lenovo is … Read more

Microsoft’s emergency Windows Meltdown patch may be incompatible with your PC

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/04/microsofts-emergency-windows-meltdown-patch-may-be-incompatible-with-your-pc/ As you’ll have read, two massive security bugs affecting millions of Intel, AMD and ARM processors have been uncovered. Codenamed Meltdown and Spectre, these are serious vulnerabilities, but the … Read more

Intel chips have a huge security flaw, and the fix will slow down Windows and Linux machines

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/03/intel-security-flaw/ A design flaw has been discovered in Intel chips that will require major changes to be made to the Windows and Linux kernels. While patches are being worked on … Read more

Intel launches budget-friendly Pentium Silver and Celeron ‘Gemini Lake’ processors

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/11/intel-gemini-lake-pentium-silver-celeron/ Not everyone needs top-of-the-line hardware. Quite frankly, outside of bragging rights, many enthusiasts don’t even use their processors and RAM to their maximum potential. Laughably, people buy octa-core processors … Read more