How a researcher hacked his own computer and found 'worst' chip flaw,
Until that moment, Gruss and colleagues Moritz Lipp and Michael Schwarz had thought such an attack on the processor’s ‘kernel’ memory, which is meant to be inaccessible to users, was only theoretically possible.
“When I saw my private website addresses from Firefox being dumped by the tool I wrote, I was really shocked,” Gruss told Reuters in an email interview, describing how he had unlocked personal data that should be secured.
As noted, while Macs and iOS devices are vulnerable to Spectre attacks through code that can run in web browsers, Apple said it would issue a patch to its Safari web browser for those devices "in the coming days." However, Apple said these steps could slow the speed of the browser by less than 2.5%.
The updates affected all iPads, iPhones, iPod touches, Mac desktops and laptops, and the Apple TV set-top-box. The Apple Watch, which runs a derivative of the iPhone’s operating system is not affected, according to the company.
Browser makers Google, Microsoft Corp and Mozilla Corp’s Firefox all told Reuters that the patches they currently have in place do not protect iOS users. With Safari and virtually all other popular browsers not patched, hundreds of millions of iPhone and iPad users may have no secure means of browsing the web until Apple issues its patch
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Intel's computer chips were affected by a bug that makes them vulnerable to hacking. Specifically, The Register said the bug lets some software gain access to parts of a computer’s memory that are set aside to protect things like passwords, and making matters worse, all computers with Intel chips from the past 10 years appear to be affected.
I find it remarkable that there was no real reaction to this.
Intel ended down a mere 83 cents.
The Nas Composite closed a New ATH.
Earlier today, we reported that according to a press reports, Intel's computer chips were affected by a bug that makes them vulnerable to hacking. Specifically, The Register said the bug lets some software gain access to parts of a computer’s memory that are set aside to protect things like passwords, and making matters worse, all computers with Intel chips from the past 10 years appear to be affected. The news, which sent Intel's stock tumbling, was later confirmed by the company.
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