- Jul 31, 2012
- HD4600 / RX 570
- Mobile Phone
Security researchers have found a new class of vulnerabilities in Intel chips which, if exploited, can be used to steal sensitive information directly from the processor., The bugs are reminiscent of Meltdown and Spectre, which exploited a weakness in speculative execution, an important part of how…
Just when you thought everything was patched, here we go again. If your Sandy Bridge through Kaby Lake CPU doesn't have hyperthreading* then this doesn't apply to your system. This is just what Intel didn't need.
*Desktop Core i5 CPU owners are not affected, no hyperthreading.
- Researchers that found the last huge Intel security hole have found a new one.
- This time, however, Intel and the rest of the industry were ready with patches.
- The hole impacts just about every PC and server that uses any kind of Intel processor. (except 8th/9th gen)
- It lets hackers potentially see your web history, your passwords and the your disk encryption keys.