CPU Vulnerabilities – New Articles and Updates

More information came to light yesterday evening and overnight concerning the reported flaws in Intel and other processors.  I am including numerous links to multiple sources, but some of the key updates include:

  • There are actually two architectural vulnerabilities in play – Meltdown and Spectre
  • This is more than an Intel problem – AMD and ARM chips are also affected to various degrees
  • Microsoft has released an emergency out-of-band patch overnight that begins to address some of the vulnerabilities
  • There are still many unknowns as to the extent of impact that will come from patching and/or rearchitecting OS/chipset interactions

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/major-chip-flaws-confirmed/

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/critical-microprocessor-flaws-affect-nearly-every-machine/d/d-id/1330745

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/intel-flaw-performance-degradation/

https://threatpost.com/intel-in-security-hot-seat-over-serious-cpu-design-flaw/129289/

https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2018/01/spectre_and_mel.html

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