1. Faybert

    Extension Chrome Extension Protects Against JavaScript-Based CPU Side-Channel Attacks

    A team of academics has created a Chrome extension that can block side-channel attacks that use JavaScript code to leak data from a computer's RAM or CPU. The extension's name is Chrome Zero and is currently only available on GitHub, and not through the official Chrome Web Store. Researchers...
  2. CyberTech

    Intel to fix Meltdown and Spectre in new chips; releasing code for older processors

    At the beginning of the year, vulnerabilities in all modern CPUs were found, called Meltdown and Spectre. They're serious security flaws, and they can't really be fixed completely. In fact, it's something of a nightmare for companies like Intel, but the good news is that the firm isn't trying to...
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    Q&A Antiviruses that use hypervisor, worth it?

    Here's a few quotes from the article: "There is a problem where some anti-virus vendors are using techniques to bypass Kernel Patch Protection by injecting a hypervisor which they use to intercept syscalls and make assumptions about memory locations — memory locations which are now changing...
  4. upnorth

    32 Lawsuits Against Intel Over Spectre and Meltdown

    Quote : " In its annual SEC filing, Intel has revealed that it's facing 32 lawsuits over the Spectre and Meltdown attacks on its processors. While the Spectre problem is a near-universal issue faced by modern processors, the Meltdown attack is specific to processors from Intel and Apple, along...
  5. Faybert

    Extension Free G DATA scanner detects Meltdown and Spectre security holes

    The program gives tips and tricks on how internet users can protect their system against attacks by local security holes IT security manufacturer G DATA has released a free scanner that checks the system for the Meltdown and Spectre security holes. When they come across a hole, internet users...
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    Q&A Spectre & Meltdown vulnerabilities for Xbox One, PS4 and Swtich

    Xbox One, One S and One X is unaffected The Xbox One, S, and Xbox One X are unaffected by the Spectre and Meltdown chip issues PlayStation 4 and Pro ??? Nintendo Switch ???
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    Updates available for iOS and macOS High Sierra (Spectre)

    About the security content of iOS 11.2.2 Released January 8, 2018 iOS 11.2.2 includes security improvements to Safari and WebKit to mitigate the effects of Spectre (CVE-2017-5753 and CVE-2017-5715). Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation About...
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    Update Spectre & Meltdown Checker for Linux

    GET: GitHub - speed47/spectre-meltdown-checker: Spectre & Meltdown vulnerability/mitigation checker for Linux A simple shell script to tell if your Linux installation is vulnerable against the 3 "speculative execution" CVEs that were made public early 2018. Without options, it'll inspect your...
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    How to check if your PC is protected from the Meltdown and Spectre exploits

    Here are the steps to determine if your Windows 10 PC is still vulnerable to the Meltdown and Spectre exploits, and we'll also tell you what to do if you're not protected. How to check if your PC is protected from the Meltdown and Spectre exploits
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    Here's how the new Meltdown patch for Windows is enforced for AMD systems

    Hi all. Yesterday I made a post about my brief findings on how the recent Meltdown patch for Windows - which introduces new changes to the Windows Kernel - is enforced for AMD-processor embedded systems. However, in light of how much discussion there is about the various vulnerabilities...