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Researchers find new ways to exploit Meltdown and Spectre flaws in chips

MeltdownPrime and SpectrePrime could trick systems into leaking data. Security researchers have found new ways to exploit the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities that have plagued modern CPUs.

North Korean Monero miner: educational tool or weapon prototype?

A North Korean cryptominer is raising questions as to whether it is an educational tool or a prototype to carry out silent attacks on unsuspecting CPUs.

Meltdown, Spectre updates aplenty, but the fix is more complicated

A pair of flaws dubbed Meltdown and Spectre that take advantage of the speculative execution performance feature in modern CPUs make the memory of virtually all computers and devices accessible to hackers.

Intel and Lenovo have restricted access to debugging interface of CPUs

Intel and Lenovo have released recommendations that help restrict access to the debugging interface of processors which can be used for cyber-attacks.