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

Microsoft releases confusing patches for AMD systems bricked by Meltdown and Spectre fixes

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/17/microsoft-amd-spectre-meltdown-patch-fix/ While the notorious Meltdown and Spectre chip bugs are still yet to pose a real threat in their own right, it’s rather a different story when it comes to … Read more

Meltdown and Spectre: very few enterprise mobile devices are patched, and many will never be

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/16/meltdown-spectre-enterprise-mobile/   The Meltdown and Spectre bugs have been in the headlines for a couple of weeks now, but it seems the patches are not being installed on handsets. Analysis … Read more

Malwarebytes warns that fake Meltdown and Spectre patches are being used to spread Smoke Loader malware

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/15/fake-meltdown-spectre-patches-malware/ News of the Meltdown and Spectre processor bugs quickly spread around the world, as companies and individuals tried to protect their systems. But in addition to concerns about the … 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 If Your Windows System Is Protected from Meltdown and Spectre

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/JHyJOg-0jQg/ Microsoft has already released emergency updates to patch the Meltdown and Spectre bugs. However, considering the complexity of the bugs and due to some anti-virus software, your Windows … Read more

How To Check For Meltdown And Spectre Vulnerabilities And Patch Them In Linux

Full Article : OSTechNix – https://www.ostechnix.com/check-meltdown-spectre-vulnerabilities-patch-linux/ Earlier this week, a team of researchers at Google’s Project Zero have discovered about Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities that affected many modern processors, including certain processors by Intel, AMD and … 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

Microsoft pausing the rollout of Spectre and Meltdown patches to AMD systems

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/09/microsoft-paused-meltdown-spectre-patch-rollout/ Following reports that its Spectre and Meltdown fixes were leaving some AMD systems unbootable, Microsoft has stopped the patches from rolling out to certain devices. The company is blaming … Read more

Warning: Microsoft’s Meltdown and Spectre patch is bricking some AMD PCs

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/08/microsoft-meltdown-spectre-patch-bricks-amd-pcs/ As if the Meltdown and Spectre bug affecting millions of processors was not bad enough, the patches designed to mitigate the problems are introducing issues of their own. Perhaps … Read more

Google answers your questions about Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/06/google-answers-spectre-meltdown-questions/ The revelations about the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities affecting millions of processors around the world has raised a huge number of questions for many people. While businesses and large … Read more

Microsoft releases PowerShell script to check if your PC is vulnerable to Meltdown and Spectre

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/05/microsoft-powershell-meltdown-spectre-script/ In the wake of the Meltdown and Spectre chip bug revelations, people around the world are wondering whether or not they are affected. Bearing in mind the number of … Read more

KPTI — the new kernel feature to mitigate “meltdown”

Full Article : Fedora Magazine – https://fedoramagazine.org/kpti-new-kernel-feature-mitigate-meltdown/ A new set of vulnerabilities were disclosed recently. As part of mitigating “meltdown”, the kernel introduced a new feature called Kernel Page Table Isolation (KPTI). This was a … 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

Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities bring the computing apocalypse, and yes, you are screwed

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/03/meltdown-spectre-apocalypse/ Earlier today, we reported on some shocking news — there is a serious vulnerability that affects Intel processors. To make matters worse, patching that vulnerability — now known as … Read more