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AMD Confirms Chip Flaws, Promises Fixes Soon

Chip maker AMD has confirmed the validity of flaws that a security firm recently claimed to have found in its processors and plans to release firmware patches in the coming weeks. A ...
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AMD downplays CPU flaw discovery, says hackers would need admin rights anyway

AMD downplays CPU flaw discovery, says hackers would need admin rights anyway

Semiconductor giant AMD said today that attackers wouldn’t likely abuse the vulnerabilities recently found in its products: they would need administrative access, and that kind of access would allow for far more ...

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CRYPTOCURRENCY/CRYPTO-MINING NEWS AND RESOURCES Sean Nichols for The Register: Guys, you’re killing us! LA Times homicide site hacked to mine crypto-coins on netizens’ PCs “The newspaper’s IT staffers left at least one ...

Smoke Loader: malware exploiting meltdown/spectre fears

Tom Allen for V3: Fake website jumps on Spectre/Meltdown patch hype – Smoke Loader malware is hiding in plain sight May pass itself off as a patch for AMD systems, and as ...
Meltdown and Spectre in 3 Minutes

Spectre and Meltdown Haunt CPUs Everywhere – What to Know and What to Do

TL;DR – Spectre and Meltdown are two recently announced vulnerabilities that allow private data to be accessed by otherwise unauthorized applications. Patches are coming out to mitigate risks, but these may also ...
Microsoft’s Jan. 2018 Patch Tuesday Lowdown

Microsoft’s Jan. 2018 Patch Tuesday Lowdown

Microsoft on Tuesday released 14 security updates, including fixes for the Spectre and Meltdown flaws detailed last week, as well as a zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Office that is being exploited in ...
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Meltdown and Spectre: Intel AMD ARM Processor Security Flaws Overview

The New Year has started with a big security bang after new dangerous security vulnerabilities were discovered within Intel, AMD and ARM processors, placing just about every Server, PC, Cloud Service, IoT ...
Meltdown in Action: Dumping memory

Meltdown and Spectre: what you need to know

2018 gets off to a rough start as manufacturers and software vendors tackle a series of severe bugs called Meltdown and Spectre that affect all modern computers. Categories: Security world Tags: AMDARMIntelMeltdownmemoryprocessorSpectre ...