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Intel Says Meltdown, Spectre Patches Can Cause Reboot Problems in Old Chips

HIGHLIGHTS Meltdown, Spectre flaws affect nearly every computer in the world Intel revealed the patches may cause some issues with older chips It said it was working with affected customers to fix the issues Intel on Thursday said that recently issued patches for flaws in its chips could cause computers using its older Broadwell and Haswell processors to reboot more often than normal and that ... Read More »

Google Finally Patches ‘Dirty COW’ Linux Vulnerability With December Android Security Update

HIGHLIGHTS Active exploits of the flaw were discovered two months back Latest security update fixes several critical vulnerabilities The patch for the flaw was earlier expected to come in November In October, Linux security researcher discovered that a nine-year old Linux kernel flaw (CVE-2016-5195) was witnessing active exploits in the wild. The flaw was dubbed “Dirty COW”, an acronym for ... Read More »