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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.

Hardware News

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.

Hardware News

Intel To Have “In-Silicon” Fixes To Meltdown and Spectre This Year

During the earnings call Intel CEO Brian Krzanich made a short statement about the company's commitment to security and said the company would begin to ship products with "in-silicon" fixes for the vulnerabilities this year. This was not elaborated on, but we can assume that these fixes will be included in the 10 nm generation of products.

Podcast

ThinkComputers Podcast #124

Our pre-CES Podcast! The week we talk about our reviews of some GeIL RGB memory, the NZXT H700i, the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, and what we expect heading into CES 2018!

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