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Specter of Spectre is Back, in New Micro-Op Cache Vuln

It’s been three years, but now researchers have disclosed new attacks on speculative execution in Intel and AMD chips ...
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BlindSide: Intel/AMD Speculation Bugs Under Microscope Again

Researchers have published frightening details on what they’re calling BlindSide, which relies on co-opting our old friend speculative execution ...
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Can Applications Withstand the ZombieLoad Attack?

As if Meltdown, Spectre and Foreshadow were not enough, recently a new critical vulnerability called ZombieLoad has been discovered that affects a series of modern Intel processors. This vulnerability enables a potential ...
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Security Boulevard’s 5 Most Read Stories for the Week

Security Boulevard’s 5 Most Read Stories for the Week, August 13-17

A new week, a new crop of security stories. Last week, lack of user privacy, man-in-the-attack, dumb privacy rules and Intel CPUs vulnerabilities made the headlines. In addition, we discussed how to get ...
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New Foreshadow Vulnerabilities Defeat Memory Defenses on Intel CPUs

Security researchers have uncovered a new way to exploit the speculative execution feature of Intel CPUs to bypass memory security barriers and leak protected information. The vulnerability, known as Foreshadow or L1 ...
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CPU Speculative Execution Hits Again with 2 New Spectre Variants

At the beginning of this year, the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities shined a spotlight on the security risks associated with the speculative execution feature of modern CPUs. Since then, researchers have kept ...
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Intel Releases Microcode Spectre Patches

Intel Faces Yet Another Speculative Execution Flaw in Its CPUs

As predicted by security researchers, the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities announced this year were just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to security issues related to the speculative execution feature ...
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Meltdown Patches Left Windows 7, Server 2008 Systems Even More Vulnerable

Meltdown Patches Left Windows 7, Server 2008 Systems Even More Vulnerable

Microsoft’s January and February patches for the Meltdown vulnerability introduced an even more dangerous flaw that left Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 systems vulnerable to complete compromise. The bug is somewhat ...
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Major CPU Flaws Meltdown, Spectre Put Most Computers at Risk

The new year started with an announcement that has shaken the entire computer industry: Many modern processors found in servers, laptops and mobile devices are vulnerable to a new class of attacks ...
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