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Google debates re-engineering Chrome in wake of Spectre

Google debates re-engineering Chrome in wake of Spectre

Focuses on Site Isolation to mitigate against attacks.
May 31 2018 5:01PM
Intel trials microcode for browser-exploitable Spectre bug

Intel trials microcode for browser-exploitable Spectre bug

Spectre Variant 4 can be triggered with Javascript.
May 22 2018 11:20AM
How a bad microcode fix could brick billions of chips

How a bad microcode fix could brick billions of chips

Researchers worry about mitigating hardware flaws.
Apr 18 2018 2:39PM
Intel rearchitects new CPUs in wake of Spectre flaw

Intel rearchitects new CPUs in wake of Spectre flaw

Processor-protecting partitioning.
Mar 16 2018 8:34AM
Microsoft offers bug bounties for Spectre, Meltdown flaws

Microsoft offers bug bounties for Spectre, Meltdown flaws

But only for nine months.
Mar 15 2018 1:09PM
Intel releases Spectre fix for Broadwell, Haswell chips

Intel releases Spectre fix for Broadwell, Haswell chips

Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge microcode updates still in testing.
Feb 28 2018 3:58PM
Intel kept US infosec officials in the dark about chip flaws

Intel kept US infosec officials in the dark about chip flaws

Until after Meltdown and Spectre were made public.
Feb 23 2018 11:53AM
Intel ships Spectre fix for newer chips

Intel ships Spectre fix for newer chips

But nothing for Broadwell and Haswell yet.
Feb 22 2018 8:36AM
Intel hit with 32 lawsuits over Spectre, Meltdown

Intel hit with 32 lawsuits over Spectre, Meltdown

Mostly customer class actions.
Feb 19 2018 6:12AM
Intel offers bounties for Meltdown, Spectre bug hunters

Intel offers bounties for Meltdown, Spectre bug hunters

Up to US$250,000 for side-channel flaws.
Feb 15 2018 7:45AM
Microsoft tries again with Spectre fix for Windows

Microsoft tries again with Spectre fix for Windows

Also patches Adobe Flash zero-day.
Feb 14 2018 8:45AM
Intel releases Spectre fix for Skylake CPUs only

Intel releases Spectre fix for Skylake CPUs only

Promises versions for other processors.
Feb 9 2018 6:40AM
Microsoft issues patch to disable Spectre fix

Microsoft issues patch to disable Spectre fix

Buggy microcode causes data loss and corruption.
Jan 29 2018 8:50AM
Apple releases Meltdown patches for macOS Sierra, OS X El Capitan

Apple releases Meltdown patches for macOS Sierra, OS X El Capitan

As other vendors back off Spectre fixes.
Jan 24 2018 8:00AM
Intel promises fixed Spectre patch to stop PCs rebooting

Intel promises fixed Spectre patch to stop PCs rebooting

As Torvalds declares patches "complete garbage".
Jan 23 2018 6:35AM
Red Hat dumps Spectre CPU patches that brick servers

Red Hat dumps Spectre CPU patches that brick servers

Users advised to contact their hardware vendors.
Jan 22 2018 9:00AM
Data centre storage performance hurt by Meltdown-Spectre patches

Data centre storage performance hurt by Meltdown-Spectre patches

More work to do, Intel says.
Jan 18 2018 1:35PM
Google promises Spectre fix that won't slow PCs

Google promises Spectre fix that won't slow PCs

Wants industry to adopt Retpoline.
Jan 15 2018 11:48AM
Intel releases Meltdown microcodes for thousands of processors

Intel releases Meltdown microcodes for thousands of processors

Linux users can apply errata patches from the operating system.
Jan 12 2018 6:24AM
Meltdown and Spectre patch stops Ubuntu computers from booting

Meltdown and Spectre patch stops Ubuntu computers from booting

Users report issues.
Jan 11 2018 6:47AM

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