I bet you thought all the hardware bugs had been invented already
Fruit and nutty Cargo Cult Apple has extended its innovative software bug development to hardware and come up with its own unique flavour of Spectre.
Its patches have been borked since 2018
Intel has been claiming that AMD is not as safe as is claimed after news of a fresh Spectre BHB vulnerability that only impacts Intel and Arm processors emerged this week.
Harder to kill than Dracula
The embarrassing defect in Intel CPUs Spectre appears to have made a comeback.
Fails to get Meltdown and Spectre cases thrown out
Chipzilla will have to go to court and defend itself against claims it knew its microprocessors were defective and failed to tell customers.
Right to bear arms
A fully weaponised exploit for the Spectre CPU vulnerability was uploaded on the malware-scanning website VirusTotal last month, marking the first time a working exploit capable of doing actual damage has entered the public domain.
CPUs need to be overhauled not software fixes
Google researchers have warned that it will be challenging to avoid Spectre bugs unless CPUs are dramatically overhauled.
From two to up to 35 percent in some tests
Spectre and Meltdown fixes have been slowly coming for most of this year, and according to results, the performance hit on Intel CPUs in the latest Linux 4.20 kernel can be over 30 percent.
Uses Google's Retpoline Patch
Software king of the world Microsoft is including Google's mitigation for the Spectre Variant 2 speculative execution side-channel attack in the next release of Windows 10.
Targeting owners of ancient kit
AMD is leaning on its channel to support its push in the server market as the firm looks to challenge for market share and rattle Intel's cage.