Linux release postponed due to RedBleed vulnerability
Linux 5.19 rc7 will arrive one week later than planned. The patches for a recently discovered Spectre variant are reportedly unsuitable for open-source projects like Linux.
Researchers recently found a new Spectre variant dubbed Redbleed. According to Linus Torvalds, corresponding patches are ye... Read more
New Spectre variant hits Intel and AMD processors
Older Intel and AMD processors are vulnerable to Rettbleed, a new Spectre variant. The vulnerability was discovered by a research team from the Technical University of Zurich. Meanwhile, the first security patches for Linux have been announced.
The Spectre variant was discovered by Swiss researc... Read more
Final release of Linux 5.17 kernel is delayed
The Linux 5.17 kernel was scheduled for last week, but has been held up by embargoed patches for Spectre vulnerabilities in AMD processors.
The final release of the 5.17 Linux kernel has been delayed due to the late release of patches for Spectre vulnerabilities in AMD processors. Linux chief Li... Read more
VUSec finds new Spectre-v2 vulnerability in Intel and Arm CPUs
Security researchers at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VUSec) found a vulnerability in most Intel CPUs. The team managed to leak kernel memory in modern Intel CPUs as unprivileged users.
Intel and Arm have been taking hardware measures to counter Spectre attacks since 2018. Spectre-v2, the se... Read more
HP announces 16 inch Spectre laptop and 34 inch Envy All-on-One PC
HP Inc has launched a new 16-inch Spectre x360 laptop and a beautiful 34-inch Envy all-in-one PC.
HP Inc introduced its newest devices, displays and accessories. The company claims the new products are "designed for people who want technology that enables them to seamlessly switch between produc... Read more
Spectre is back with new AMD and Intel vulnerabilities discovered
The chip vulnerability named Spectre which was first discovered in 2018 is back again. Researchers have found variants of Spectre that affect all modern x86 processors from AMD and Intel.
Researchers from the University of Virginia, and the University of California at San Diego, detailed the thr... Read more
Google engineer: Devs must adopt new methods in a post-Spectre world
An engineer at Google is asking developers to be more security conscious in a world filled with malware like Spectre.
In 2018, the Spectre family of vulnerabilities were disclosed to exist in the latest generation of microprocessor chips. The Spectre wave consisted of data-leaking side-channel a... Read more
Study finds Intel CPU interconnects open to exploitation by malware
According to academic researchers the exploits of Intel CPU's can leak encryption keys and other vital information.
This week The Register reported that post-graduate researchers in the USA have found a new way for malefactors to exploit Intel CPUs.
Doctoral student Riccardo Paccagnella, mast... Read more
Windows and Linux users beware: Spectre is back
An old vulnerability returns to threaten unpatched systems.
Three years ago, Spectre appeared on the scene and put all the major chip manufacturers in a tizzy. They all scrambled to come up with a fix for this vulnerability.
Bleeping Computer has reported that security researcher Julien Voisi... Read more
Chrome 77 protects against password and data theft
In 2018, Google launched Site Isolation in Chrome 67 to
protect against the Spectre leak. This feature uses operating system processes
to make it more difficult for attackers to steal data from other websites. This
feature can stop even more advanced attacks in the new Chrome 77.
Spectre is an e... Read more