SWAPGS attack: The Spectre-like flaw affecting Intel CPUs

Security researchers at Bitdefender have discovered a way of exploiting a flaw in Intel chips that could be used to steal passwords and encryption keys.

Spectre? Meltdown? F*CKWIT? Calm down and make yourself some tea

There is not much that consumers can do other than wait for security patches and mitigations to be released, and then apply them as a matter of priority.

The F*CKWIT Intel chip flaw. Ready yourself for patches

A newly-discovered design flaw has been found on Intel CPU hardware that could allow malicious code to access information supposedly held in “protected” areas of your computer’s memory.

Intel patches remote hijack bug that hid in chips for seven years

Intel has patched a privileged escalation bug in its chips’ remote management feature that could be exploited by an attacker to breach networks.

David Bisson reports.

Intel to quit the security business (again), and jettison McAfee?

A long time ago, Intel used to have its own anti-virus product. They called it Intel LanDesk Virus Protect. Intel LanDesk Virus Protect got gobbled up by Symantec in 1998, and most of us thought that the chip giant had quit the security business. Fast forward 12 years to 2010 and Intel surprised us all

It’s a complete mystery why Intel would want to drop the McAfee brand name…

Goodbye McAfee. Hello Intel Security, and some free anti-virus products.

Intel sells anti-virus business, waits 12 years, buys anti-virus business

Read more in my article at Naked Security.