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New “Spectre” CPU Vulnerability Hits Intel CPUs

A new variant of the "Spectre" CPU vulnerability has been discovered by security researchers Vladimir Kiriansky and Carl Waldspurger. This make them eligible for the $100,000 bounty Intel is offering researchers to sniff out vulnerabilities in their processors. This new vulnerability is chronicled under CVE-2018-3693, is among 12 new CVEs Intel will publish later this week.

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Initial AMD Technical Assessment of CTS Labs Research

On March 12, 2018, AMD received a communication from CTS Labs regarding research into security vulnerabilities involving some AMD products. Less than 24 hours later, the research firm went public with its findings. Security and protecting users' data is of the utmost importance to us at AMD and we have worked rapidly to assess this security research and develop mitigation plans where needed. This is our first public update on this research, and will cover both our technical assessment of the issues as well as planned mitigation actions.

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13 Major Vulnerabilities Discovered in AMD’s Zen Architecture

13 critical security vulnerabilities for AMD's "Zen" CPU microarchitecture have been discovered by Israel-based CTS-Labs. These vulnerabilities are just as big of a threat as "Meltdown" and "Spectre" which affected Intel, AMD, and ARM. This new vulnerabilities are being classified into four different groups based on the similarity in function of the processor that they exploit. They are being called "Ryzenfall," "Masterkey," "Fallout," and "Chimera."

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Intel Expands Bug Bounty Program in Wake Of Spectre, Meltdown Flaws

At Intel, we believe that working with security researchers is a crucial part of identifying and mitigating potential security issues in our products. Similar to other companies, one of the ways we've made this part of our operating model is through a bug bounty program. The Intel Bug Bounty Program was launched in March 2017 to incentivize security researchers to collaborate with us to find and report potential vulnerabilities. This, in turn, helps us strengthen the security of our products, while also enabling a responsible and coordinated disclosure process.

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Uninstall QuickTime From Your PC Now!

If you have Apple's QuickTime installed on your PC it is a good idea to remove it. The Department of Homeland security has issued a warning that recommends removing QuickTime for Windows after Trend Micro, a cybersecuity firm, reported finding two critical vulnerabilities in the program. Typically these would be address by Apple and fixed, but it seems Apple will no longer be supporting the software for Windows.

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Cooler Master USA Website Hacked Over The Weekend

It looks like the Cooler Master USA website was hacked and defaced over the weekend. From the looks of it the hacker did not have any real agenda just to blast Cooler Master USA for their poor website security. While the site is back to normal now, this is what the site looked like over the weekend.

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