Intel CPUs hit by four more security flaws

New security flaw in Intel chips could affect millions

RIDL - Rogue In-Flight Data Load - by contrast leaks information across security domains through an analysis of the CPU pipeline, allowing unprivileged code - including JavaScript code running in a browser - to access data from programs running on the same machine, including privileged kernel memory, memory allocated to virtual machines, and memory supposedly protected by Intel's Software Guard Extensions (SGX) secure enclave.

According to a new report by security experts, the ZombieLoad flaw allows potential malicious hackers to steal private browsing history, passwords and other information from affected PCs using a software that exploits four bugs in Intel hardware which researchers apparently reported to the processor maker last month. In a statement to Wired, a Microsoft spokesperson said, "We're aware of this industry-wide issue and have been working closely with affected chip manufacturers to develop and test mitigations to protect our customers".

Intel has released microcode update to fix the exploit on vulnerable processors. This is an issue that can be exploited on any Intel Core or Xeon series CPU dating back to 2011. In brief, the Zombieload Attack allows the stealing of sensitive data and keys while your computer accesses them.

In speaking with Wired, Intel says its own researchers discovered the flaw a year ago and it now has fixes available at the hardware and software level. So, always keep your system updated with the latest security patches in order to stay protected from the vulnerability. By exploiting the feature, attackers can snatch data directly from the processor.

Tiger Woods Responds To Wrongful Death Lawsuit: "It's Very Sad"
The civil complaint says Immesberger had a blood alcohol level of.256, three times the legal limit. The lawsuit says Herman recruited Immesberger as a bartender despite knowing his condition.

Anti-Muslim riots claim first death, nationwide curfew imposed
The man, 42, was identified as Mohammed Ameer Mohammed Sally by a resident who helped transport him to hospital. Police imposed a countrywide curfew until from 9 p.m.to 4 a.m., spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said .

Amazon to employees: We'll pay you to quit and haul packages
His company now has 120 employees, a fleet of 50 delivery vans, and makes up to 200 deliveries a day. Amazon is offering a complete package which it calls the Amazon Delivery Service Partner program .

A ZombieLoad attack would not leave a trace. It could be worse in the enterprise market, up to a 9 per cent performance hit.

Following the publishing of independent research into Zombieload, Intel also published its own overview, detailing its efforts for mitigation, the performance impact involved and encouraging Intel CPU users to update their systems.

KitGuru Says: The unveiling of Zombieload/MDS comes at an unfortunate time, as Computex is right around the corner and Intel is due to release new CPUs very soon.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Warriors' title defence gets tricky after Durant injury
May 16, 2019 - 01:38
Antetokounmpo led seven players in double figures with 20 points and also tallied eight rebounds and a game-high eight assists. Durant's injury occurred innocently enough after he hit a jumper from the right side with 2:05 left in the third quarter.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Alabama 'has gone too far' with 'extreme' abortion bill, Pat Robertson says
May 16, 2019 - 01:28
Ferguson , the 1896 case that established the "separate but equal" principle that was subsequently overturned in 1954 by Brown v. Of the 27 Republicans, all white men, that dominate the 35-seat Alabama senate, 25 voted to pass the abortion bill.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top US Supreme Court allows suit against Apple to proceed
May 16, 2019 - 01:21
This issue originally started in 2011 when some iPhone users claimed that App Store prices would be lower in an open market. The dispute hinged in part on how the justices would apply a decision the court made in 1977 to the claims against Apple.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jury Awards $2BN Damages In Roundup Weedkiller Cancer Claim
May 15, 2019 - 00:51
It is also insisting its legal fortunes could change, as none of the three cases in California have yet gone to appeals courts. Monsanto was initially ordered to pay $289 million to the groundskeeper, before the damages were reduced to $78.5 million.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Twitter feels sorry for parents who’ve named their daughters Daenerys or Khaleesi
May 15, 2019 - 00:43
But another mum, who named her daughter Khaleesi after her hard pregnancy, condoned the ash-blond queen's actions. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly , actress Lena Headey discussed what her character did in that last episode.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Greens surge ahead of Tories in latest Euro poll | Chris Jarvis
May 14, 2019 - 01:56
Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt said another vote will be a "betrayal" and described the talks as being in a "crunch week". The poll put Labour in second place on 21% while the prime minister's Conservatives are back in fourth on 11%.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Britain, Germany Voice Concern Over Iran Tensions As Pompeo Visits Brussels
May 14, 2019 - 01:50
The treaty is at risk of collapsing a year after the USA pulled out and piled on fresh sanctions against Iran. Venezuela is only one of a slew of issues where the United States and Russian Federation have clashed.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Houthi rebels begin withdrawal from key ports in Yemen
May 14, 2019 - 01:47
Yemen's conflict has killed tens of thousands of people, many of them civilians, relief agencies say. The deal also requires that Saudi-backed government forces leave the area.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top China tariffs list includes 194 pages of products as trade war escalates
May 14, 2019 - 01:35
Beijing said Monday that it will raise tariffs on $60 billion worth of USA goods on June 1. "But they have to react". The move affected 5,700 categories of Chinese products including internet modems, routers and similar devices.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Three people shot with crossbow found dead in German hotel
May 14, 2019 - 01:32
A hotel guest said the man had a long white beard and the women were dressed in black, and described them as "strange". A police statement said: 'At present, the reasons for the death of the three people are still completely open.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Emilia Clarke explains Daenerys' decision and how the hints were always there
May 14, 2019 - 01:23
Weiss aren't trying to downplay her insanity, they did point out a few key points in the "Behind the Episode" below. Where she discussed the sensational scandal with a cup of coffee in the frame of the series Game of Thrones .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Man who won $1.2M on Tiger's Masters victory is doubling down
May 14, 2019 - 01:20
He will be the first golfer to use a cart at a major tournament since Casey Martin used one at the 2012 U.S. For those looking to find a bet, Bethpage Black rewards long hitters and accurate approaches.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Uber Moves Backward In Its IPO
May 13, 2019 - 09:40
Uber had originally suggested a price range of $44-$50 for its share price listing, valuing the company at up to $120bn. The hope among underwriters is that by pricing the stock conservatively, shares will experience a solid first-day gain.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Who's been sitting in Pelosi's chair? Democrat Ocasio-Cortez
May 13, 2019 - 09:39
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez teamed up Thursday to unveil legislation seeking to cap credit card interest rates at 15 percent, calling high rates a "debt trap".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Nanyang to make first red canvas shoes if Liverpool win league title
May 13, 2019 - 09:37
City's victory ended any hope Liverpool - 2-0 winners over Wolverhampton Wanderers - had of a first championship for 29 years. Here's how they backed up last season's 100-point haul with a formidable challenger matching them step for step.