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Foreshadow Attacks — 3 New Intel CPU Side-Channel Flaws Discovered

Foreshadow Attacks — 3 New Intel CPU Side-Channel Flaws Discovered

August 14, 2018Swati Khandelwal
2018 has been quite a tough year for Intel. While the chip-maker giant is still dealing with Meltdown and Spectre processor vulnerabil...
Two New Spectre-Class CPU Flaws Discovered—Intel Pays $100K Bounty

Two New Spectre-Class CPU Flaws Discovered—Intel Pays $100K Bounty

July 11, 2018Mohit Kumar
Intel has paid out a $100,000 bug bounty for new processor vulnerabilities that are related to Spectre variant one ( CVE-2017-5753 ). Th...
OpenBSD Disables Intel Hyper-Threading to Prevent Spectre-Class Attacks

OpenBSD Disables Intel Hyper-Threading to Prevent Spectre-Class Attacks

June 19, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Security-oriented BSD operating system OpenBSD has decided to disable support for Intel's hyper-threading performance-boosting featur...
Microsoft's Meltdown Patch Made Windows 7 PCs More Insecure

Microsoft's Meltdown Patch Made Windows 7 PCs More Insecure

March 29, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Meltdown CPU vulnerability was bad, and Microsoft somehow made the flaw even worse on its Windows 7, allowing any unprivileged, user-leve...
Intel Warns Users Not to Install Its 'Faulty' Meltdown and Spectre Patches

Intel Warns Users Not to Install Its 'Faulty' Meltdown and Spectre Patches

January 23, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Don't install Intel's patches for Spectre and Meltdown chip vulnerabilities. Intel on Monday warned that you should stop depl...
New Intel AMT Security Issue Lets Hackers Gain Full Control of Laptops in 30 Seconds

New Intel AMT Security Issue Lets Hackers Gain Full Control of Laptops in 30 Seconds

January 12, 2018Swati Khandelwal
It's been a terrible new-year-starting for Intel. Researchers warn of a new attack which can be carried out in less than 30 seconds...
Huge Flaws Affect Nearly Every Modern Device; Patch Could Hit CPU Performance

Huge Flaws Affect Nearly Every Modern Device; Patch Could Hit CPU Performance

January 03, 2018Swati Khandelwal
UPDATE: Researchers have finally disclosed complete technical details of two kernel side-channel attacks, Meltdown and Spectre — which af...
Critical Flaws in Intel Processors Leave Millions of PCs Vulnerable

Critical Flaws in Intel Processors Leave Millions of PCs Vulnerable

November 21, 2017Swati Khandelwal
In past few months, several research groups have uncovered vulnerabilities in the Intel remote administration feature known as the Manag...
First-Ever Data Stealing Malware Found Using Intel AMT Tool to Bypass Firewall

First-Ever Data Stealing Malware Found Using Intel AMT Tool to Bypass Firewall

June 08, 2017Swati Khandelwal
It's not hard for a well-funded state-sponsored hacking group to break into corporate networks and compromise systems with malware, b...
Explained — How Intel AMT Vulnerability Allows to Hack Computers Remotely

Explained — How Intel AMT Vulnerability Allows to Hack Computers Remotely

May 05, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Earlier this week Intel announced a critical escalation of privilege bug that affects its remote management features shipping with Inte...