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Cybersecurity
September 27, 2019

Intel Server Processors Are Vulnerable To Attack

Researchers at Vrije Universiteit, in Amsterdam have discovered a disturbing new side-channel attack. All Intel server-grade processors made since 2012 are vulnerable to what has been dubbed NetCAT. That stands for Network Cache Attack and it exploits a weakness in Intel's Data Direct I/O (DDIO) feature. DDIO is specific to…
Cybersecurity
November 12, 2018

Another Intel Processor Vulnerability Found

Intel just can't seem to catch a break.  By now, almost everyone has heard about the dreaded Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities which have been plaguing the chip maker since they were first discovered.  Now, it seems there's a new chip-based threat. This latest threat has been dubbed PortSmash by the…
Cybersecurity
March 17, 2018

Microsoft To Help Intel With Security Issues

By now, you've almost certainly heard of the "Spectre" and "Meltdown" security flaws that affect every Intel chip produced in the last decade.  Users have been waiting for a fix for both of these since January, when the issues were first discovered. From the beginning, Microsoft agreed to include the…