Meltdown News, Articles and Updates

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.

Microsoft launches $250,000 bug bounty for Spectre/Meltdown-like flaws

Microsoft has kicked off a bug bounty programme that could bring in between US$ 25,000 and US$ 250,000 (£17,800 to £178,000) to anyone able to find vulnerabilities similar to the now infamous Spectre and Meltdown.

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.

More than 100 malwares searching for Spectre & Meltdown vulnerabilities

It hasn't taken long for cyber-criminals to craft malware specifically designed to seek out machines vulnerable to the recently disclosed Spectre and Meltdown speculative execution bugs found in most computer chips.

Concern expressed over possible prior Chinese knowledge of Spectre/Meltdown

In the US, the House Energy and Commerce Committee chairman expressed concern over reports that Intel informed Chinese companies about the Spectre/Meltdown vulnerabilities before it told US officials.

Intel advises companies to stop

Intel is recommending that vendors and end users stop deploying the current version of its patch designed to fix the Spectre/Meltdown vulnerabilities that were discovered in most of the company's processors.

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.

Microsoft halts Spectre/Meltdown patch roll out after AMD BSoD issues

Microsoft is having a different type of Patch Tuesday, instead of simply pushing out security updates the company is dealing with several new issues surrounding the patches it released last week to mitigate Spectre/Meltdown issues.

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.

Meltdown and Spectre - vulnerabilities to watch (and fix)

Almost all iPhones and Macs are at risk from Spectre chip security flaw according to industry reports.