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Intel MDS Vulnerability Threatening Processors

15.5.2019 by Charlotte Greene

What is the vulnerability? Security researchers at Intel and in the wider tech industry have found a new species of vulnerability in Intel chips. Collectively called Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS), the vulnerability is a sub-class of previously disclosed speculative execution side channel vulnerabilities and is comprised of four related techniques. Under certain conditions, MDS provides a program that potentially means you can read data that the program otherwise would not be able to see. It's worth noting that practical exploitation of MDS is a very complex undertaking. MDS does not, by itself, provide an attacker with a way to choose…

L1 Terminal Fault: Everything You Need To Know

16.8.2018 by Jenn Granger

Imagine this: You’re at a hotel for a conference. You check into a room at the front desk. You’re given a room number and a tab to go with it – great! You go to dinner and enjoy a delicious…

New hardware tech: Intel 5600 CPUs

19.3.2010 by Micro-Clouseau

Intel & Dell have been at it again.  Both companies have release new server/processor and associated technologies. Intel, having released the Nehalem based 5500 'Gainestown' series processors back in early 2009 are now releasing their 5600, 'Westmere' series processors. At the time of…