You know what’s not affected by Meltdown or Spectre? The Raspberry Pi

One or more of the security vulnerabilities disclosed this week affect nearly every modern smartphone, PC, and server processor. Intel processor are vulnerable to both Meltdown and Spectre attacks. AMD chips are vulnerable to Spectre attacks. And the ARM-based processors that are used in most modern smartphones can fall prey to a Spectre attack as […]

Should you wait for Meltdown & Spectre-proof CPUs before buying a new PC or phone?

This week we learned of major security vulnerabilities affecting nearly every current PC, server, and smartphone processor on the market as well as many released in the past decade or so. The Meltdown vulnerability primarily affects Intel processors, although chips based on new ARM Cortex-A75 design are also impacted. AMD chips are considered safe from […]

Security updates to help protect against Meltdown, Spectre attacks starting to roll out

Software and hardware companies are starting to roll out updates to help mitigate the impact of the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities disclosed this week, which could allow malware to access protected data such as passwords or encryption keys from a computer or server. Google says it’s already rolled out updates to help protect Android […]

Intel, AMD, and ARM weigh in on Spectre and Meltdown security vulnerabilities, discovered by Google’s Project Zero

After news broke a little ahead of schedule about a major security vulnerability affecting most Intel processors released in the past decade, Intel issued a brief statement stating, among other things, that it’s not the only company whose products are affected. Now more details have been released and it looks like Google’s Project Zero security […]

Intel issues statement on security vulnerability

Intel has confirmed reports that a security vulnerability affecting its processors. In a statement, Intel says the company doesn’t believe the security exploit could be used to modify, delete, or corrupt data… but stealing your passwords and other sensitive information is probably bad enough, which explains why a massive effort is underway to address the […]

Most PCs and servers are about to get slower thanks to security updates patching major Intel CPU vulnerability

A major security vulnerability affecting all Intel chips released in the past decade has apparently been discovered, and since the chips can’t be updated, developers are getting ready to push out software solutions. The good news is that Microsoft is getting ready to push out a major software update to users, and Linux developers have […]