Spectre

The most ambitious browser mitigation yet for Spectre attacks comes to Chrome
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(credit: Google) Google’s Chrome browser is undergoing a major architectural change to enable a protection designed to blunt the threat of attacks related to the Spectre vulnerability in computer processors. If left unchecked by browsers or operating systems, such attacks may allow hackers to pluck passwords or other sensitive data out of computer memory when […]

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HP Spectre x360 13 (late 2017) review: HP's tiny 2-in-1 ain't perfect — but it's getting close     – CNET
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The updated Spectre x360 13-inch convertible laptop adds terrific battery life and top-notch performance to its class-leading design.

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HP Spectre x360 13 (late 2017) review     – CNET
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The updated Spectre x360 13-inch convertible laptop adds terrific battery life and top-notch performance to its class-leading design.

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Intel promises Spectre- and Meltdown-proof chips this year
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Intel will release updated chips with built-in mitigations for Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities later this year. The announcement was made by chief executive Brian Krzanich during the company's fourth quarter earnings call, and follows flawed pat…

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Intel tried desperately to change the subject from Spectre and Meltdown at CES
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 Intel had a bad week last week. It was so bad that the chip maker has to be thrilled to have CES, the massive consumer technology show going on this week in Las Vegas, as a way to change the subject and focus on the other work they are doing. Read More

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Intel faces class action lawsuits regarding Meltdown and Spectre
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Enlarge / An Intel CPU. (credit: Mark Walton) Three class action complaints have been filed against Intel over the Meltdown and Spectre CPU security flaws that were discovered by researchers earlier this year and widely publicized earlier this week. The three lawsuits—filed in California, Indiana, and Oregon (PDF)—cite not just the security vulnerabilities and their […]

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After Meltdown and Spectre revelation, questions arise about timing of Intel CEO’s stock sales
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 The timing of Intel CEO Brian Krzanich’s large sale of shares in November is raising questions because a Securities and Exchange Commission filing appeared to show that the transactions were planned after the company was informed about the Meltdown and Spectre bugs, but before they were made public. Read More

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Most Intel PCs 'immune' to Spectre, Meltdown by next week     – CNET
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The chipmaker says updates soon will block any attacks using the new vulnerabilities. And most people won’t notice a slowdown, it promises.

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HP Spectre 13, Spectre x360 13 laptops Launched
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HP has added new products to its premium consumer line-up with the next generation HP Spectre 13 and HP Spectre x360 13 laptops. The new products features the latest 8th generation Intel processors, longer battery life and enhanced displays in sleeker, more angular designs. HP Spectre 13 does not compromise on premium features such as 4K displays, thin bezels […]

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