Spectre Still Haunts Microsoft and Intel

Living in the Shadow of Spectre After fumbling their first attempt at patching the Spectre vulnerability, Microsoft has released Security Update 4078407. According to their security advisory, “applying this update will enable the Spectre Variant 2 mitigation CVE-2017-5715 – “Branch target injection vulnerability.” Microsoft has released several stages of updates in an attempt to deal…

“Insane Garbage” Patches Disrupt Devices

Intel Warns of Faulty Meltdown and Spectre Patches If you thought the Meltdown and Spectre threat had passed, Intel has some bad news: don’t install their updates! In a statement released by Intel, their EVP Neil Shenoy stated: “We recommend that OEMs, cloud service providers, system manufacturers, software vendors, and end users stop deployment…they may…

Intel AMT Laptop Hack

Hacked Within a Minute Intel is dominating the cybersecurity headlines again for the wrong reasons. F-Secure, a Finnish based cybersecurity firm, has reported their researchers discovered an easy manipulation of Intel Active Management Technology, or AMT, which bypasses the login processes. This behavior bug could allow anyone with physical access to your laptop to set…

CPU Meltdown: Emergency Patching For Every Device

Protect Yourself from the Worldwide ‘Meltdown’ Reports across the internet are confirming that every CPU since 1995, whether it’s Intel, AMD, ARM, or other, has a major security flaw. According to Google’s Project Zero, and admissions by the CPU’s own manufactures, there is an issue with how chips handle speculative execution, allowing access to passwords…