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RSA: Intel announces new chip designs with built-in security

Intel Monday announced three new measures that will be implemented in a future chip designed to bake security into the hardware following last year's Spectre/Meltdown vulnerability.

AMD Processors address Spectre vulnerabilities

AMD releases processor security updates for vulnerabilities concerning the Spectre Variant 2 vulnerability or Microsoft Windows users.

US Secret Service warns of crooks swapping out chips on stolen debit cards

Thieves are intercepting debit cards in the mail, removing their chips and replacing them with older or invalid ones, and then using the stolen chips when their rightful owner activates the sabotaged card.

Intel urges users to delete remote keyboard app, halts Spectre fixes

Intel is instructing users of its remote keyboard to delete the app after a critical flaw was found and also the firm is halting Spectre fixes on older chips.

AMD update addresses critical vulnerabilities, says flaws not so severe

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) will release firmware patches and a BIOS update to fix the chipset vulnerabilities exposed by researchers earlier this month but the firm says the flaws aren't as severe as they've been portrayed.

Intel redesigns chips to address Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities

Intel is redesigning its chips in order to to combat Spectre and Meltdown attacks, also known as Project Zero Variant 1, 2, and 3.

Researchers claim AMD processors are riddled with critical flaws

Researchers at CTS Labs are accusing computer chip manufacturer Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) of disregarding "fundamental security principles" and overlooking "poor security practices and insufficient quality controls."

The four key mobile security threats to watch out for in 2018

Exploitation of kernel flaws, more mobile attacks, more rogue nation attacks, and increased use of WiFi 'evil twin' networks predicted for 2018 according to Gary Griffiths.

Experts: Fixing Spectre and Meltdown has required 'new computer science'

A Google official on Thursday referred to the Spectre and Meltdown computer chip bugs as "the most challenging and hardest to fix in a decade," requiring unprecedented levels of cooperation.

Intel's Krzanich sold £29 million in stock before chip flaws disclosed

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich's sale of Intel stock in November before security flaws in the chip became public is raising some eyebrows among regulatory and legal officials.

Major Intel CPU flaw OS-independent; fix could degrade performance

A reported chip flaw in Intel processors that has existed at least for the last 10 years allows software programs to access content in kernel memory and patching the bug.

ICYMI: TeamViewer control; Intel defence; Card cloner; Skype a vector; Cloud apps not GDPR ready

The latest In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) looks at TeamViewer hijack; Intel's processor defence; 15 per sec cards cloned; Malware via Skype; Cloud apps not GDPR ready

US still lags on chip and pin for card security

Speaking at a US Federal Reserve conference in Missouri, Jerome Powell called EMV card deployment a step forward but questioned the security of cards that use signatures, not PINs, for authentication.