22 Oct 2020

Oracle Releases Another Mammoth Security Patch Update

Oracle released a massive critical patch update earlier this week consisting of 402 patches for vulnerabilities across 29 product sets. This marks the second quarter this year that Oracle’s critical patch update (CPU) contained more than 400 fixes. The vulnerabilities fixed this quarter include several issues that would allow for

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10 Mar 2020

AMD Downplays CPU Threat Opening Chips to Data Leak Attacks

AMD has disclosed side-channel attacks in CPUs, and stated that they are not new. The company has been significantly downplaying the side-channel attacks that are capable of leaking potentially sensitive data from its processors released between 2011 and 2019. Researchers stated that these side-channel attacks extract sensitive information through signals

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07 Aug 2019

New Windows hack warning: Patch Intel systems now to block SWAPGSAttack exploits

Security researchers at Bitdefender have discovered a critical vulnerability in Intel processors that can enable attackers to get CPU chips to leak sensitive information via a side-channel attack. The attack is similar to previously discovered vulnerabilities known as Spectre and Meltdown and actually bypasses security mechanisms intended to prevent expliotation

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15 May 2019

Intel CPUs Impacted By New Class of Spectre-Like Attacks

Once again, security researchers have discovered critical vulnerabilities in CPU chips that allow attackers to use a technique called speculative execution in order to get CPUs to leak sensitive information. The January 2018 disclosure of a previous set of such flaws, called Meltdown and Spectre, sent shock waves through the

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06 Mar 2019

All Intel chips open to new Spoiler non-Spectre attack: Don’t expect a quick fix

An international team of security researchers has found a major flaw that affects Intel CPU chips. Spoiler, as researchers have dubbed the attack, is similar to the critical Spectre and Meltdown flaws that were uncovered in January of last year. Intel received the findings of the report in December of

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