Intel vulnerability

4 01, 2018

Meltdown, Spectre Reach Beyond Intel as Vendors Release Patches

By |2018-01-04T12:52:49-07:00January 4th, 2018|Vulnerability & Threat Management|

What was yesterday’s Intel kerfuffle is now showing how wide a CPU design flaw stretches. In addition to Intel, microprocessors from AMD and Arm are also vulnerable to multiple information disclosure vulnerabilities. The flaws affect almost every CPU released since 1995, according to Google’s Project Zero. The Meltdown and Spectre hardware bugs allow normal user [...]

3 01, 2018

Intel Vulnerability at Processor Chip Level Will Affect Performance

By |2018-01-04T12:20:42-07:00January 3rd, 2018|Threat Intelligence|

An update to this post is available here. A fundamental chip–level design flaw in the Intel processor chip is leading a significant redesign of the Linux, Windows and XNU kernels. In other words, the processor is vulnerable, but the fix is at the operating system level. The solution is to separate the kernel's memory completely [...]