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Intel AMT security issue lets attackers bypass laptop login credentials

Insecure defaults in Intel AMT allow an intruder to completely bypass user and BIOS passwords and TPM and Bitlocker PINs to backdoor almost any corporate laptop in a matter of seconds.

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.

Security issue found in AMD's Platform Security Processor

Security researchers have discovered a flaw in the AMD PSP (Platform Security Processor), which could enable hackers to execute code in a security module that stores data such as passwords, certificates, and encryption keys.

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.

Platinum hackers exploit Intel AMT-SOL for secure C&C communications

A file-transfer mechanism that Microsoft describes as a feature rather than a bug is being exploited by the Platinum hacking group on targeted machines in south east Asia.

ICYMI: Intel bug; early disclosure; counter-terror expo; Kaspersky; Macron

In Case You Missed It: Intel AMT bug; MS early disclosure spat; counter-terror expo; Kaspersky accused; Macron's DP.

Remote access bug in Intel AMT worse than we thought, says researcher

A long-standing flaw in Intel's manageability firmware may date back 10 years and is trivial to exploit, so patch your devices now, says security researcher.

Amidst lawsuit, McAfee aims to innovate as a separate entity

As Intel proceeds with plans to divest its majority stake in Intel Security, the chipmaker's security business unit, a lawsuit filed against Intel threatens to create challenges for the entity.

Intel looks at stopping hackers and malware at the processor level

Plans are being hatched to prevent return-oriented programming attacks on memory flaws

Hackers sell streaming music, video account details for as little as 33p

Dark web has been offering various streaming services on the internet for cut rate prices cheaper than a monthly subscription

Hackers displaying stolen data available for purchase on YouTube

Intel Security's new report, "The Hidden Data Economy" reveals that hackers are advertising stolen information on YouTube and then selling it on common websites.

McAfee Labs quarterly report reviews five-year threat retrospective

The report provides a recollection of threats from the last five years, GPU malware assessment and techniques for withdrawing data from corporate networks.