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Intel Processors Now Allows Antivirus to Use Built-in GPUs for Malware Scanning

Global chip-maker Intel on Tuesday announced two new technologies—Threat Detection Technology (TDT) and Security Essentials—that not only offer hardware-based built-in security features across Intel processors but also improve threat detection without compromising system performance. Intel’s Threat Detection Technology (TDT) offers a new set of features that leverage hardware-level telemetry to help security products detect new classes of threats and exploits. …

Intel Tells Remote Keyboard Users to Delete App After Critical Bug Found

Intel said Tuesday it was putting the kibosh on a popular Android and iOS app called Intel Remote Keyboard after researchers discovered that local attackers can inject keystrokes into a remote keyboard session when in use. The Intel Remote Keyboard product is an Android and iOS app that works in conjunction with Intel’s mini-PC platform called Next Unit of Computing …

Intel Admits It Won’t Be Possible to Fix Spectre (V2) Flaw in Some Processors

As speculated by the researcher who disclosed Meltdown and Spectre flaws in Intel processors, some of the Intel processors will not receive patches for the Spectre (variant 2) side-channel analysis attack In a recent microcode revision guidance (PDF), Intel admits that it would not be possible to address the Spectre design flaw in its specific old CPUs, because it requires …

Apple Plans to Replace Intel Chips in Macs with its Custom Designed CPUs

In a major blow to Intel, Apple is reportedly planning to use its custom-designed ARM chips in Mac computers starting as early as 2020, ultimately replacing the Intel processors running on its desktop and laptop hardware. The company makes its own A-series custom chips for iPhones, iPads and other iThings, while the Mac devices use Intel x64 silicon. Now according …

Meltdown and Spectre, behind the first security hole discovered in 2018

The security flaw affects virtually every operating system, in particular those based on Intel, AMD and ARM processors. 2018 could not have had a worse start from a cyber-security perspective as, yesterday, a major security hole was found in Intel, AMD and ARM processors.  The critical flaw discovered in the affected computers’ architecture and operating system has rocked the technology …

Don’t be afraid of a ‘Meltdown’ with the new Microsoft update

Don’t be afraid of a ‘Meltdown’ with the new Microsoft update Avira is fully compatible with the new Microsoft patch for the Meltdown vulnerability The Meltdown hardware vulnerability lets a hacker misuse a program so they can see what other programs and the operating system are doing, giving them the ability to see things like saved passwords or browser history. …

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Meltdown and Spectre CPU Flaws Affect Intel, ARM, AMD Processors

Unlike the initial reports suggested about Intel chips being vulnerable to some severe ‘memory leaking’ flaws, full technical details about the vulnerabilities have now been emerged, which revealed that almost every modern processor since 1995 is vulnerable to the issues. Disclosed today by Google Project Zero, the vulnerabilities potentially impact all major CPUs, including those from AMD, ARM, and Intel—threatening …

Critical Flaws in Intel Processors Leave Millions of PCs Vulnerable

In past few months, several research groups have uncovered vulnerabilities in the Intel remote administration feature known as the Management Engine (ME) which could allow remote attackers to gain full control of a targeted computer. Now, Intel has admitted that these security vulnerabilities could “potentially place impacted platforms at risk.” The popular chipmaker released a security advisory on Monday admitting …