Tag Archives: Spectre

USB Intel Microcode Boot Loader for Spectre mitigation

[German]Intel offers a Microcode Boot Loader that creates a bootable USB stick. It automatically applies the latest Intel microcodes to the identified CPU during boot. This should protect the system from Spectre vulnerabilities.

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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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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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Google Chrome 64: Security Fixes, Spectre Mitigation, Ad-Blocker

[German]Google developers released Google Chrome 64 for Android, Linux, macOS and Windows. The new version closes 53 security holes, includes protection against Spectre attacks and comes with an improved ad blocker.

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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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Test: Is my browser vulnerable for Spectre attacks?

[German]Here’s a tip for users of devices, who are wondering, if their browser is vulnerable for Spectre attacks. The test is independent of the device and operating system and there is no need to install anything.

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How to mitigate Spectre in Google Chrome

This blog post shows, how to mitigate Google Chrome browser against the Spectre attack using Strict site isolation.

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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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