Tag: CPU

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Top 10 Cybersecurity Challenges to Keep an Eye on in 2018

Ensuring cybersecurity of your business becomes a bigger challenge every year. Cybercriminals perform new attacks, exploit new vulnerabilities, and perform new attacks on a constant basis while regulatory institutions change and improve standards. Your task is to be fully prepared to face these challenges. So today, we gathered the top 10 cybersecurity hot topics you’d […]

Total Meltdown

Another Spectre-Like Speculative Execution Attack Discovered

Modern central processing units (CPUs) rely heavily on speculative execution to help end users complete tasks faster. With it, the CPU will try to predict what work is going to be done before it needs to do that work. If the prediction is wrong and, therefore, the results are not needed, the CPU will simply […]

AMD Responds to Report on Processor Vulnerabilities

On March 21, 2018, Mark Papermaster, the Chief Technology Officer of semiconductor manufacturer Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) responded to the claims of security vulnerabilities in their chipsets. The initial report, made by researchers from CTS Labs on March 12, claimed that they uncovered 13 vulnerabilities in the Platform Security Processor (PSP) and Promontory chipsets used […]