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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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AMD Is Also Answerable In The Court For Spectre Attacks

Now the chip manufacturer AMD will have to explain in a court, why numerous users were supplied with unsafe processors.There are now several lawsuits pending against the company in the United States.They were filed because of the security vulnerability Spectre, which became a hot subject at the beginning of the year.

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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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Microsoft Releases Firmware Update For Surface

Those who rely not only on the operating system but also on the hardware from Microsoft will now also be protected on a deeper level against the current security gaps due to bugs in the processor architectures. Microsoft Surface Systems are currently receiving patches through firmware updates.