Intel processors are being redesigned to protect against Spectre

Intel is revealing today that the company is introducing hardware protections against the Spectre CPU flaw that was discovered last year. While the Meltdown vulnerability will continue to be addressed through software updates, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich says the company has “redesigned parts of the processor to introduce new levels of protection through partitioning” that will protect against the Spectre variants. Intel’s next-generation Xeon processors (Cascade Lake) will include the new partitioning, alongside 8th generation Intel Core processors that ship in the second half of 2018. The partitioning will work as an extra protective wall between regular applications and the user privilege levels to deter vulnerabilities like Spectre.... Continue reading…

Intel processors are being redesigned to protect against Spectre

Intel is revealing today that the company is introducing hardware protections against the Spectre CPU flaw that was discovered last year. While the Meltdown vulnerability will continue ...

Thu 15 Mar 18 from The Verge

Intel blocks Spectre attacks with new chips this year - CNET

'Cascade Lake' processors for servers coming this year will block a new class of vulnerabilities, says CEO Brian Krzanich.

Thu 15 Mar 18 from CNET

Intel Releases Spectre-Meltdown Patches For 5 Years Of CPUs, Hardware Fixes Coming For 8th Gen Core, Some Xeons

It appears that the Spectre-Meltdown nightmare for Intel and its customers is finally nearing resolution. The chip giant has been working overtime to develop and distribute microcode updates ...

Thu 15 Mar 18 from HotHardware

Microsoft Distributing Spectre, Meltdown, Antivirus Updates

Microsoft is pushing new updates for Meltdown and Spectre out via Intel microcode patches. Also, some AV software should be compatible with Windows 10 once again and updates on those systems ...

Thu 15 Mar 18 from Extremetech

Microsoft fixes more Meltdown and Spectre flaws in Windows

Microsoft has taken another step on its gargantuan journey to fortifying more than a billion PCs worldwide against Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. This week's Patch Tuesday ...

Wed 14 Mar 18 from Engadget

Microsoft Expands Spectre And Meltdown Patches To Windows 7 And Windows 8.1

Today is Patch Tuesday, which means that Microsoft is pushing out a slew updates for its wide portfolio of software products. First and foremost, the company is issuing another round of updates ...

Tue 13 Mar 18 from HotHardware

Intel Meltdown, Spectre Updates Roll Out for Older CPUs, Including Ivy, Sandy Bridge

Intel has now rolled out patches for all CPUs affected by Meltdown and Spectre back to Sandy Bridge. Westmere, Nehalem, and earlier architectures are still at-risk. The post Intel Meltdown, ...

Mon 12 Mar 18 from Extremetech

No new security updates for Windows 7 users without up-to-date antivirus

Microsoft's new Spectre and Meltdown patches won't install unless you have the right third-party security software.

Fri 16 Mar 18 from Techradar

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