Tag Archives: Intel

Intel announced ‘Modern Windows Drivers’ (MWD)

[German]Intel doesn’t always have luck when it comes to graphics drivers for Windows. There has been many issues with Intel drivers within the past. Now Intel has announced  the ‘Modern Windows Drivers’ model (MWD) for Windows 10.

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Beware of BIOS Update 0373 for Intel NUCs

[German]Owners of an Intel NUC with Broadwell CPUs should be careful with a BIOS update to version RYBDWi35.86A. This may cause the system to stop booting. 

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Warning against Intel Extreme Tuning Utility (XTU) V6.4.1.23

[German]Intel offers the free Intel Extreme Tuning Utility (XTU) for tuning its CPUs. However, the tool is as night mare in terms of security and you should keep your hands off it. Here’s a quick look under the hood to … Continue reading

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Foreshadow (L1TF) Intel CPU vulnerabilities

[German]Since a few hours details about the next vulnerabilities in Intel CPUs from the Next Generation Spectre series are public. Details on the Foreshadow (aka L1 Terminal Fault) vulnerability and the other L1 Terminal Fault variants were published on Usenix … Continue reading

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Google and Microsoft unveil Spectre V4 CPU vulnerability

[German]Microsoft and Google have jointly disclosed a new CPU vulnerability on May 21, 2018. This vulnerability is comparable to the Meltdown and Spectre weaknesses discovered at the beginning of the year.

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Intel: No Microcode Updates for some older CPUs

[German]Intel has stopped developing microcode updates to close the meltdown vulnerability for older CPUs. This can be seen in the latest Intel Microcode Update Guidance revision.

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Intel Spectre/Meltdown Microcode Updates (March 11, 2018)

[German]Intel began rolling out microcode updates  against meltdown and spectre attacks on its Ivy Bridge and Sandy Bridge family of processors a few days ago to OEMs. Here is an overview of the microcode updates that are now available.

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New Intel Spectre V2 microcode updates (02/20/2018)

[German]Intel released another batch of microcode updates (to OEMs) to close the Spectre V2 vulnerability for 6th, 7th and 8th generation Intel CPUs.

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Microsoft releases Windows 10 Patch to fix Intel Bug

[German]Microsoft starts rolling out an out-of-band update to mitigate (fix) the Intel CPU vulnerability bug within Windows. Currently the update for Windows 10 is available, patches for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 as well as the server counterparts will follow.

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Design flaw in Intel CPUs set operating systems at risk

[German]A design flaw in existing Intel x86 CPUs seems to have serious implications for all operating systems running on these CPUs. The Linux kernel has already been patched. But what about Windows and other operating systems running on these CPUs?

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