Tag Archives: Meltdown

Samsung Galaxy S7 vulnerable to Meltdown

Surprise: The Samsung Galaxy S7 is also affected by the meltdown vulnerability, although no Intel CPU is working there. This was announced to Reuters by security researchers from the University of Graz. Researchers Daniel Gruss, Moritz Lipp and Michael Schwarz … Continue reading

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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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Windows 7 Jan./Feb. 2018 patches opens Total Meltdown vulnerability

[German]It seems that things went terribly wrong. Microsoft’s Meltdown updates shipped in January 2018 and February for Windows 7 (and Server 2008 R2) intended to mitigate the Meltdown vulnerability rip open a huge security hole. This allows any process under … Continue reading

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VMware: Updates for ESX-Server

Just a not for administrators who are responsible for VMware ESX servers. Thcompany released various updates. Among other things, microcode updates to close the Spectre/Meltdown vulnerabilities are included.

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Meltdown and Spectre: What Windows users need to know

[German]At the beginning of the year, a design flaw (Meltdown) in Intel’s processors went public. Later on a 2nd attack, called Spectre, affecting nearly all processor have become public. OS vendors begun to rollout patches, to mitigate these security issues. … Continue reading

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Tool tip: Ashampo Spectre Meltdown CPU-Checker

[German]Today a short tip: How to check your Windows system for Meltdown and Spectre vulnerability? No, it doesn’t need rocket science, just a cool tool will do that test form you. 

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