Right now one of the ways Intel is battling against the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities is through software patches. However given that there have been reports that claim that there will be a hit in performance following the patches, clearly this is a less-than-ideal situation, but Intel hopes to address that later this year.
Intel recently announced that they have issued patches for 90% of chips affected by the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, but in case you did not hear, the original patch for the Spectre vulnerability came with issues of its own, so much so that Intel is now asking users to stop using the original patch and use the new one instead.
The world recently came to know of the Spectre and Meltdown CPU security flaws which happen to be so significant that they require a redesign of the Linux and Windows kernels to be fixed. The exploits affect a wide variety of chips from several manufacturers, including Intel, and cover devices from both conventional PCs to smartphones and servers. Intel now says that 90 percent of its chips that were affected […]
A couple of weeks ago, security exploits known as Spectre and Meltdown were revealed and it is a particularly nasty exploit. This is due to the fact that the exploits affect a variety of chips from a variety of makers, covering a bunch of devices ranging from computers to mobile phones.
[CES 2018] Dell is coming again to CES with its new XPS 15 2-in-1, an update of last year’s model that was not convertible. According to Dell “it is the most powerful 2-in-1 ever”. We HP just launched a pretty powerful 2-in-1 yesterday, in the shape of the HP Spectre 15 x360 Convertible, with a similar configuration. We will need to get the units and run some benchmark later to […]
[CES 2018] When it comes to gaming on laptops, typically if you’re hoping for a somewhat smooth and reliable experience, having a discrete GPU helps. Over the years Intel has made some progress with its own HD graphics integrated GPU, but like we said, a discrete GPU is always a better choice if you’re looking for a better experience.
[CES 2018] Back in December 2017, it started to look like we can expect to see a future in which more laptops will be powered by ARM-based processors. Qualcomm and HP unveiled such a device in the form of the HP Envy x2 12e which is a laptop that is powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset.
It has recently been reported that a massive security vulnerability affects processors from Intel spanning over the last decade. While Intel says that reports which make it seem that this vulnerability is unique to its chips are incorrect, the company’s CEO appears to have sold $24 million in stock while the company knew about this vulnerability that hadn’t been made public yet.
It was reported earlier today that a major flaw has been discovered in Intel CPUs and that the patch for this flaw may result in a performance hit. The kernel flaw was reportedly present in all Intel chips released in the past decade, powering millions of computers on different platforms. The report claimed that the flaw could enable malicious programs to access the contents of the kernel memory which can […]
In a recent report from The Register, it seems that a major security flaw has been discovered within Intel’s CPUs. While security flaws are discovered from time to time, what makes this particular flaw so huge is the fact that it will require a significant redesign of the Linux and Windows kernels, where the end result could actually result in a hit in performance.
Intel’s Management Engine feature has been concern for many security researchers who feel that this remote administration feature is a ripe target for attackers. While the feature is certainly useful for IT managers, it does require deep system access which makes it a hard to resist target for attackers. If the Management Engine is compromised, it could give attackers complete control of the system. After several research groups discovered bugs […]
Ahead of the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X’s announcement, it was rumored that the new iPhones would not be capable of reaching gigabit download speeds. It turns out that the rumors were true, but the good news is that 2018 is expected to change that, according to a report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
Apple’s iPhones currently do not support gigabit download speeds, or rather to ensure a uniform experience across iPhones, Apple has capped the speeds on iPhones using Qualcomm’s modems to match those of Intel’s. For those who are wondering what’s the difference, a video uploaded by Booredatwork.com on YouTube demonstrates the differences.
Intel wants to remove the remaining barriers that prevent it from putting legacy BIOS into the ground. The company is now working on a plan to make that possible. Intel is looking to end support for legacy BIOS by 2020. It intends to do that by requiring UEFI Class 3 which doesn’t expose legacy BIOS interfaces.