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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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.
Intel and ARM are vulnerable to the Spectre-BHB flaw, but AMD is apparently troubled by Spectre v2, which it should have fixed back in 2018. AMD has now issued a new fix for the CVE-2017-5715 bug.
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.
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Intel disabled DirectX 12 on its 4th Gen Core lineup dubbed Haswell via a graphics driver update. The company stated that this was done to mitigate a security bug that it found on these CPUs.
Microsoft's Surface Go tablet is getting some firmware updates today, and the only improvement listed is a fix for a security vulnerability, which is similar to the older Spectre issue.
Following the discovery of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in Intel processors, the resulting fixes for the issue slowed down many PCs. The next feature update to Windows 10 may change that.
Microsoft has re-released the Intel microcode updates for different versions of Windows 10. The revised version adds support for more processors and is available to download via Windows Update.
Following suit with other Surface devices, the Surface Book is now receiving a long list of firmware and driver updates. The updates also include fixes for Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities.
Microsoft has rolled out five Intel microcode updates for Windows 10 in an effort to address several vulnerabilities in Intel processors. The updates are meant to help combat various Spectre variants.
A new Spectre attack has been discovered by four scientists from Graz University of Technology. This new attack can steal data from a target machine over a network which doesn't need local execution.
The hard times for Intel may not be over yet, as sources say that the promised silicon-level fix for the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities may not protect from the variant discovered this week.
New variants of Spectre have been discovered by Microsoft and Google, which allow attackers to read privileged data. While mitigations will be available soon, they will result in a performance hit.
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An update for the latest version of Windows 10 now mitigates Spectre variant 2 on systems running the April 2018 Update with Coffee Lake, Kaby Lake, Skylake, Haswell, and more processors.
Intel simply can't seem to catch a break with CPU design flaws. After Spectre and Meltdown, there are now eight new vulnerabilities this time around. But don't worry, a fix is already in the works.
In an update, Intel has revealed that it won't be developing patches for the second variant of Spectre for some of its older chips due to, but not limited to, them being impractical to develop.
Intel announced today that future chips from the company will have Meltdown and Spectre fixes built into them, and that it's releasing new code for chips that were released in the last five years.
Earlier this month, Microsoft began offering Intel firmware updates via Windows Update for Skylake processors. Today, the company expanded its offerings to Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake.
In 2018, twin vulnerabilities, dubbed Spectre and Meltdown were revealed. Ohio State University research revealed a new variant of Spectre which attacks the Intel Software Guard Extensions.
Microsoft, with a blog post today, announced that it will begin providing Intel's new Spectre and Meltdown mitigations through the Microsoft Update Catalog, and will continue to push further updates.
Intel has been taking the brunt of the consumer backlash over the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities found in its CPUs, but AMD is also starting to take some heat in the form of legal action.
Intel today announced that it is releasing new updates for its sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-generation chips with additional mitigations for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities.
Today, Microsoft released the first firmware update for the Surface Pro 3 since October 2017, offering up mitigations for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities that were discovered last month.
Today, Microsoft announced that its Windows Analytics tool will help to assess if your computer is protected from the recently discovered Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities.
Having initially rolled out a buggy Spectre patch, Intel has now released an updated patch for Skylake CPUs. The updates will be made available through OEM updates so make sure to update soon.
A recent report by The Wall Street Journal states that according to sources, Intel did not warn the U.S. Government of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, but did inform Chinese tech giants.
Microsoft this weekend issued an emergency update to abide by Intel's advisory requesting users to not not install a buggy Spectre mitigation that was causing systems to crash unexpectedly.
In its quarterly earnings call for investors, the company vowed that it was working to fix the flaws in its chips, and vowed that its processors due out later this year will be vulnerability-free.
In a series of open letters, the United States Congress has questioned the bungling of the embargo for Meltdown and Spectre by various tech firms, including Microsoft, Intel, Apple, and Google.
The Linux distribution, Tails, which focuses on privacy, has been bumped to version 3.5. The update brings Tor Browser 7.5 and a new Linux kernel which mitigates more fully against Spectre.
Apple released a round of security updates today, including the Meltdown and Spectre fixes for Macs running older operating systems, including macOS 10.12 Sierra and OS X 10.11 El Capitan.
The creator of the open-source Linux operating system did not mince words when passing judgement on the Meltdown and Spectre patches being rolled out by Intel, calling them garbage.
Faced with growing criticism over the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities found in its chip designs, Intel has been trying to respond quickly with fixes and updates. But they may have been too quick.
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In a blog post, the company's Executive Vice President Navin Shenoy admitted that further testing revealed a bug causing patched systems to reboot more frequently, also affects newer processors.
A new lawsuit filed in the United States claims malfeasance on the smartphone maker's part by not informing its users of the existence of these processor vulnerabilities at an earlier date.
Several versions of the Linux kernel have been patched with Retpoline which was made by a Google employee to mitigate against Spectre while keeping performance levels the same as they were before.
Canonical has disabled the SPI driver in the latest version of Ubuntu in order to stop BIOSes on computers being corrupted. The new update is classified as Ubuntu 17.10.1 and is supported until July.