Intel Reports Progress on Patch-Related Performance Issues

Intel appears to have encountered some daylight in its struggle to fix performance issues related to the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. The company has identified the root cause on its older Broadwell and Haswell platforms, Navin Shenoy, general manager of Intel’s data center group, wrote in an online post earlier this week. Intel has begun…

Ominous Processor Vulnerabilities Could Put Most Computers at Risk

Nearly a dozen cybersecurity researchers this week reported two potentially serious exploits of vulnerabilities that exist in most modern processors. Three teams — Jann Horn at Google Project Zero; a team at Cyberus Technology; and a team at Graz University of Technology — independently discovered and reported the Meltdown exploit. Two teams — Google Project…