Intel Facing 32 Lawsuits Due to Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities

Intel in Hot Water – 32 Lawsuits Filed According to Intel’s annual 10-K report filed with the Security Exchange Commission (SEC), the company is facing 30 customer class action lawsuits and two securities class action lawsuits as a direct result of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities reported last year.  The plaintiffs of the customer suit […]

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Hackers Exploit Meltdown/Spectre Vulnerabilities with Malicious “Patches”

Cyber Criminals Use Processor Vulnerabilities to Spread Malware Once security issues go global, cyber criminals tend to exploit them for their own gain.  It happened with the global ransomware treats, NotPetya, BadRabbit and WannaCry.  Hackers used fraudulent decryption keys to spread malware.  Now, they’re using malicious Meltdown/Spectre “patches” to spread malware.  According to Tech Republic, […]

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Old AV Programs Cause BSoD Post-Vulnerability Update

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Some AVs Cause Issues with Spectre/Meltdown Update By: Jeff York The recent Windows update designed to patch the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities has been delayed.  The delay was to give anti-virus (AV) companies a chance to make changes to their registry to allow the update to install without causing blue screen of death (BSoD) errors […]

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Spectre and Meltdown FAQ for End-Users

The security vulnerabilities, Meltdown and Spectre, have impacted billions of devices and left the public with a variety of questions.  It is our hope, by addressing the questions below, some of the uncertainty end-users are facing will be diminished. What is Meltdown? Meltdown is a security gap lying deep within the kernel of Intel processors. […]

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Meltdown and Spectre FAQs for VARs and MSPs

The vulnerabilities, Meltdown and Spectre, have created a significant security concern around the globe.  Listed below are common questions managed service providers (MSPs) and value-added resellers (VARs) may be facing due to these security gaps. What is Meltdown? Meltdown is a security gap lying deep within the kernel of Intel processors. Meltdown, allows for programs […]

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