AMD to Release Patches to Fix Some Chip Flaws Uncovered by CTS Labs

    Advanced Micro Devices on Tuesday said patches are on the way for recently revealed flaws in some of its chips that could allow hackers to take over computers. AMD expressed confidence that chip vulnerabilities made public last week by Israeli-based security firm CTS Labs could be fixed with firmware patches and updated software that would not slow computers […]

    Meltdown, Spectre Chip Flaws: Who’s Affected

    HIGHLIGHTS Meltdown only affects Intel-based machines Spectre affects Intel, AMD, ARM-based machines Most software makers and OEMs have issued fixes already Technology companies are scrambling to fix serious security flaws affecting computer processors built by Intel and other chipmakers and found in many of the world’s personal computers and smartphones. The two hardware bugs discovered can be […]

    Apple: All Macs and iOS devices affected by chip flaws

    Apple has confirmed all its Mac systems and iOS devices are affected by two recently disclosed processor flaws called Spectre and Meltdown. In an announcement on Thursday, Apple (AAPL) said it has released mitigations to defend against Meltdown in iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2, and tvOS 11.2. It will release mitigations in Safari to defend against the Spectre bug “in the […]

    Millions of Computers Affected By Intel Firmware Flaws

    Security experts are awaiting more details from chipmaker Intel about two classes of vulnerabilities in remote management software and firmware that could put an organization’s most trusted data at risk. See Also: Ransomware: The Look at Future Trends The vulnerabilities – affecting enterprise and consumer computers – exist in a variety of chips that Intel has […]

    Critical Flaws Found in Laptops From Several Major Manufacturers: Report

    HIGHLIGHTS The researchers investigated 10 laptops from popular OEMs. Software update tools on laptops contained at least one critical flaw. HP, Dell, and Lenovo have already released fixes for vulnerabilities. Duo Labs, the research team at Duo Security, has discovered new security vulnerabilities in the software update tools preloaded on laptops of some popular brands. […]