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Hardware vulnerabilities

New Intel recommendations for L1TF vulnerability

Aug 15, 2018 - Intel has released new recommendations for processors affected by a vulnerability called L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF) to help you protect yourself against the theft of information. These vulnerabilities, if not protected against, could in some circumstances let cyber criminals steal information stored on your computer or in the cloud. These processor flaws remind us that we should all be adhering to cyber security best practice, including updating our operating systems and apps as soon as patches are available.
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Update on processor vulnerabilities (Meltdown/Spectre)

Jan 29, 2018 - Intel has confirmed that the microcode updates designed to mitigate Spectre variant 2 (CVE-2017-5715: Branch Target Injection) have introduced an increased risk of system instability, data loss and corruption. Intel has released an advisory recommending that users cease deployment of the current microcode update (Root Cause of Reboot Issue Identified).

Processor vulnerabilities (Meltdown/Spectre)

Jan 29, 2018 - Security researchers have uncovered widespread critical vulnerabilities affecting modern processors
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ACSC statement on reports of Intel Active Management Technology (AMT) security issue

Jan 16, 2018 - The ACSC is aware of reporting that devices with Intel Active Management Technology (AMT) have an insecure default behaviour that could allow an attacker to bypass security controls on the device. AMT is a management feature of Intel products that enables administrators to remotely manage devices. The feature is found on devices such as laptops, desktops and servers.