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.
Haunting which cannot be exorcised
Two security boffins have found details about the new Spectre-class vulnerabilities, – Spectre 1.1 and Spectre 1.2.
And maybe some ARM bugs too
German online magazine c't is reporting that as many eight new bugs in Intel microprocessors have been spotted.
Still jolly tricky
AMD has released patches for Meltdown and Spectre security holes alongside Microsoft's latest Windows 10 updates.
Need to know only US-CERT
Chipzilla is in hot water for forgetting to tell US cybersecurity officials about the Meltdown and Spectre chip security flaws until they leaked to the public.
Let's get scalable
Chip giant Intel said it has released its Xeon D-2100 microprocessor.
HR is the name of the game
A missive from the number two semiconductor company in the world has demonstrated how Intel (INTC) can shuffle the PR decks, a bit like an artificial croupier in the capital of the world, Las Vegas.