AMD's Zen 4 has been tested with the various Spectre variant mitigations and the performance is surprisingly good. In fact, overall, the Ryzen 7950X has managed to beat the unpatched system.
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Apple has sent out iOS and iPadOS 15.7, and macOS 12.6. These contain security patches that are already in iOS 16. Apple has two reasons for seeding incremental updates alongside latest versions.
Apple has released small updates for its iPhone, iPad, and Mac devices. macOS 12.5.1, iOS 15.6.1, and iPadOS 15.6.1 address security vulnerabilities that exist within the Kernel and WebKit.
With Patch Tuesday recently, Microsoft released the KB5012170 update which adds new vulnerable UEFI signatures to the Secure Boot DBX. The newly added signatures are related to the GRUB vulnerability.
Users with supported Nvidia graphics cards and now-unsupported Windows 7 and 8 can download fresh drivers that bring security patches for unknown vulnerabilities without any game-related improvements.
Nearly all Android smartphones and devices packing MediaTek or Qualcomm with a Security Patch dated prior to December 2021 remain vulnerable to an RCE security bug that can allow eavesdropping.
Testing the new retpoline mitigation on AMD for Spectre v2 shows that the performance loss with the new patch is nowhere nearly as big as the performance impact incurred by Intel processors.
A new CPU exploit based on the infamous Spectre v2 has been discovered. However, when the security patch is applied it can affect performance by up to 36%, that's according to a recent study.
Despite Android security patches being released monthly, OEMs may not update their devices at the same rate. Now, Google is baking security patching into agreements with OEMs to improve the situation.
Users with a Pixel 2 phone are more than likely to experience failure to connect or a disconnect 'mid-drive' with the Android Auto display, and after some investigating, Google says a fix is coming.
In a highly unusual move, Microsoft has once again released security patches for unsupported versions of Windows, including XP and Vista. It has also warned of state-sponsored cyberattacks.
In a "highly unusual" move, Microsoft has published a security patch for Windows XP, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2003, preventing further spread of the 'WannaCry' ransomware attack.
Google's Android Security report for 2016 acknowledges that "there's still a lot of room for improvement" in how devices are updated, but says it's made good progress, and will continue to do so.
Owners of the Galaxy A8 and Galaxy J5 (2016) are still waiting for Android 7.0 Nougat to arrive - but in the meantime, Samsung is keeping their devices safe with the latest Android security updates.
Google has announced the February Security Patch Level OTA update for supported devices, the update contains a fix for a "Remote Execution" vulnerability, as well as bunch of others.
Thirteen months after Marshmallow's release, AT&T has finally made the update available for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5, including the September security patches and NumberSync support.
It emerged last week that Verizon would be handling OS updates for Google's new flagship phones. But both Google and the carrier have now assured buyers that those updates will roll out without delay.
Trend Micro has reported that attackers part of a foreign cyber espionage campaign, referred to by the company as Pawn Storm, have leveraged an exploit discovered in Adobe's Flash Player software.
Microsoft has re-released several security bulletins it launched last week to fix issues that were discovered after they were issued, in a trend that has some security experts concerned.
DigiNotar, the Dutch certificate authority, was hacked recently, generating fake security certificates for hundreds of websites. Adobe has a solution: Patch DigiNotar out.