12 Jun 2020

Researchers Expose a New Vulnerability in Intel’s CPUs

Researchers have discovered a new vulnerability in Intel’s CPUs, as the devices are continuously targeted by an unending series of attacks. Multiple campaigns over the past two years have made it possible for sophisticated attackers to steal passwords, encryption keys, and other relevant information from the CPUs. On Tuesday, two

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21 May 2020

Intel/MobilEye Promises Self-Driving Robotaxi Service In 2022, While Others Back Off

Earlier this week, MobilEye announced that they intend to offer a robotaxi service without safety drivers by early 2022. The statement was made at the EcoMotion self-driving conference that was held virtually from Israel. The company, which is now a unit of Intel INTC, plans to begin self-driving car operations

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18 May 2020

Microsoft Confirms Serious New Security Problem For Windows 10 Users

Microsoft has confirmed a newly reported security vulnerability called “Thunderspy” that lies within a vulnerability in its THunderbolt ports. The vulnerability enables an attacker with physical PC access to adjust or change the port’s controller firmware, effectively disabling its security and presenting huge risks for the victim. Last week, consumers

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12 Mar 2020

Intel Patches High Severity Flaws in Windows Graphics Drivers

Recently, Intel released security updates that patch 27 vulnerabilities as part of the Patch Tuesday, March 2020 edition. Ten of the flaws are classified as high security for their impact on Intel’s Graphics Drivers for Windows and the Smart Sound Technology integrated audio. The security risks outlined in this edition

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28 Jan 2020

Intel Is Patching the Patch for the Patch for Its ‘Zombieload’ Flaw

Over the past few years, security researchers have found hundreds of vulnerabilities that allow a hacker to trick Intel’s microprocessors into unauthorized data access. As the flaws have been exposed, employees have rushed to release patches for them. However, Intel has failed to patch the underlying problem behind a serious

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11 Sep 2019

Weakness in Intel chips lets researchers steal encrypted SSH keystrokes

Vulnerabilities in the Data-Direct I/O (DDIO) mechanism in Intel server processors can be exploited by attackers in order to grab keystrokes and other sensitive data, new research from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and ETH Zurich shows. In the most dangerous attack scenario, threat actors could abuse DDIO in order to

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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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