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Intel 8th-Gen Processors Redesigned To Patch Spectre And Meltdown Flaws

The semiconductor giant Intel has surprisingly announced a revision of its current Intel Core processors of the 8th generation. The x86 SoCs released as part of the “Kaby Lake Refresh” family is being modified in their hardware to protect against the previously known ” Meltdown ” and “Spectre” vulnerabilities.

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Microsoft Announces Bug Bounties For Meltdown And Spectre

The two security holes that disrupted the IT world at the beginning of the year, Meltdown and Spectre, have been largely tackled. At least the participants have done everything possible to eliminate the threat from the world. However, if someone still exploits them successfully anyway, they can earn a “bounty” from Microsoft.

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First Meltdown And Spectre Class Action Lawsuit Against Intel

The meltdown and Spectre bug on processors already has a legal aftermath for Intel.As the British Guardian reports, three class actions were filed in the US against the chip maker.Besides the bug itself, it mentions Intel’s announcement of the problem as a cause for damages.

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Meltdown And Spectre: All Your Questions Answered

Graz University of Technology, which was instrumental in the discovery of Meltdown and Spectre, answers the most important questions about the two gaps.These gaps were discovered by a ten-member international research group with central participation of the Institute for Applied Information Processing and Communication Technology of the Graz University of Technology.