Red Hat responds to Speculative Store Bypass and helps explain Variant 4 chip vulnerability

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/05/22/red-hat-responds-speculative-store-bypass/ As news of yet another chip vulnerability creeps out, computer users, businesses and organizations around the world are trying to assess how the latest bug affects them. To help … Read more

Spectre and Meltdown variant 4: Microsoft, Google and Intel reveal new Speculative Store Bypass chip vulnerability

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/05/22/speculative-store-bypass-variant-4-vulnerability/ Just when you thought you could forget about the Spectre and Meltdown chip vulnerabilities, yet another variant has been discovered. Known as Speculative Store Bypass, the vulnerability affects chips … 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 launches bounty program for speculative execution side channel vulnerabilities

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/15/microsoft-speculative-execution-side-channel-vulnerabilities-bug-bounty/ Microsoft has launched a bug bounty program that will reward anyone who finds the next Meltdown or Spectre vulnerability. Known as speculative execution side channel vulnerabilities, Microsoft is willing … Read more

Microsoft removes AV compatibility requirements for Windows 10 security updates

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/15/windows-10-meltdown-spectre-av-requirement-removed/ In the fallout from the revelations about the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities — and the ensuing chaos relating to patches for the security problems — Microsoft blocked security updates … 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

Microsoft gives sysadmins Meltdown and Spectre detection in Windows Analytics

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/14/windows-analytics-meltdown-spectre/ Microsoft has released an update to its free Windows Analytics tool, givingsystem administrators a new way to check for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. The update not only makes … Read more

How to Handle Meltdown and Spectre on Linux Ubuntu

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/oXJ3Jn3SzKI/ Meltdown and Spectre are the latest and most widespread vulnerabilities to rear their ugly heads. They hit nearly every computer in the world, and that’s not an … 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

Businesses need a risk-based approach to tackle vulnerabilities like Meltdown

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/23/risk-based-vulnerability-meltdown/ The recent Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities have been well documented, but for businesses it can be difficult to know which fixes to prioritize. Software management and security specialist Flexera is … 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

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