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Recently Google and Microsoft found a new critical Spectre-like vulnerability in processors (CVE-2018-3639 or Variant 4). We won’t go into an explanation of how it works this time, but instead, see how processor manufacturers reacted to this announcement. Intel and AMD recommended to install new patches, that like the previous ones are going to affect the performance of CPU, older processors in a greater degree...

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According to Bloomberg, international news agency, which in its turn referred to a personal informer from Apple, this technology manufacturing giant is going to use own processors in Mac computers instead of Intel’s starting in 2020. The initiative is only the beginning of development and, consequently, not much information is available. This step could be a part of a company’s strategy to bring all its...

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It is difficult to say how much time it will take to patch the holes in AMD processors. CTS-Labs claimed that AMD did not respond to their claims yet. Like in Intel’s case, it can take months to fix the issues end even then no hardware changes can be done to the existing devices, so some threats would still loom over the users. Market analysts...

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It looks like this year shows no mercy to CPU manufacturers. It wasn’t long ago since information about Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities in Intel processors became public. Recently, specialists detected more critical threats in AMD processors. The most concerning part of these findings is that they affect the protected area of CPU, a special area that keeps the most important data such as passwords and decryption...

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It was difficult to miss the news about two critical vulnerabilities, Spectre and Meltdown, which flooded the Internet in the beginning of this year. Nevertheless, it was something that companies were aware since last summer. Many of them chose to ignore it until Google Project Zero published the details of vulnerability this year. It looks like Intel was one of those companies. Even though Intel...

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