Microsoft Corporation on Tuesday announced an emergency patch for a memory corruption vulnerability in its Microsoft Malware Protection Engine (MMPE) that remote attackers can exploit to execute arbitrary code.
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.
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.
This week marks the 25th anniversary of the Save Bletchley Park Campaign. The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) is paying tribute to all campaigners, especially Margaret Sale who has given 25 years of service ensuring the memory of the Second World War codebreakers.
Plans are being hatched to prevent return-oriented programming attacks on memory flaws