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Meltdown

Meltdown Spectre Security Issue

Even future hardware changes won’t be enough to fix Spectre and Meltdown attacks

February 15th, 2018

Remember the Meltdown and Spectre chip architecture flaws that affect the vast majority of computers we interact with on a daily basis, including smartphones and tablets? The hardware issues have been patched via software updates that, in turn, caused unwanted side-effects themselves, including temporary issues like unexpected boots, or permanent ones like a drop in …

Windows 10 Reboots

Microsoft issues emergency Windows patch to undo Intel’s bad Spectre fix

January 29th, 2018

Intel and its partners scrambled to release patches that would fix the severe Meltdown and Spectre security issues unveiled a few weeks ago. But it turned out that the software fixes that should prevent hackers from taking advantage of the newly disclosed chip issues aren’t exactly perfect. Microsoft has now released an emergency Windows patch …

Meltdown, Spectre in Chromebooks

Here’s all the Chromebooks that are vulnerable to Meltdown

January 11th, 2018

Tech companies are scrambling to sort out the mess created by the recently-revealed Spectre and Meltdown security vulnerabilities. Thanks to how the flaws work, the majority of smartphones and PCs are vulnerable and will need updating. The one exception appears to be Chromebooks. Meltdown mainly affects Intel processors, and many Chromebooks run on other chips. …

Nvidia Meltdown patch

Nvidia confirms its GPUs are ‘immune’ to Meltdown bug

January 10th, 2018

On Tuesday, Nvidia issued a security bulletin regarding updates it made to its driver software to address the Meltdown CPU vulnerability that’s had tech companies running scared for the last week. But in a Q&A this morning, Nvidia’s CEO was at pains to point out that none of Nvidia’s hardware is vulnerable to Meltdown or …