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Intel Claims 90 Per Cent of Affected CPUs Have Live Patches Just as Rumours of New Attacks Arrive

This morning in a press release, Intel announced that it has “issued firmware updates for 90 per cent of Intel CPUs introduced in the past five years.” But it’s possible the flurry of patches is just beginning. Read More >>

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Microsoft Pauses Meltdown Patches For Some AMD Processors, Blames AMD

Like every major tech company, Microsoft has been pushing out updates to help mitigate the unprecedented vulnerabilities known as Meltdown and Spectre. But some Windows users found that the update rendered their PCs unusable, and now Microsoft has paused the update in some cases until it can fix the problem. Read More >>

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Go Install the Apple Updates for the Spectre Vulnerability Right Now

Security professionals had an “oh shit” moment last week when two gaping vulnerabilities were discovered in the bulk of modern microprocessors. The first issue, dubbed Meltdown, was more or less taken care of in a previous Apple update. But now, Apple has released a fix for the second issue, Spectre. Read More >>

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Intel Hit With Three Class Action Lawsuits Related to Security Vulnerability

It’s been just a few days since The Register first reported that all Intel x86-64x processors were subject to a severe security vulnerability, and already Intel has been hit with at least three separate class action lawsuits related to the vulnerability. Read More >>

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Amazon and Google Claim That Fixing Massive Security Vulnerability Won’t Slow Things Down Too Much

When news of major vulnerabilities impacting processors manufactured by Intel, AMD, and ARM broke this week, the Register warned that patches for the problems could slow processors down by up to 30 percent. Read More >>

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Check This List to See If You’re Still Vulnerable to Meltdown and Spectre

Security researchers revealed disastrous flaws in processors manufactured by Intel and other companies this week. The vulnerabilities, which were discovered by Google’s Project Zero and nicknamed Meltdown and Spectre, can cause data to leak from kernel memory—which is really not ideal since the kernel is central to operating systems and handles a bunch of sensitive processes. Read More >>

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What We Know So Far About Meltdown and Spectre, the Devastating Vulnerabilities in Modern CPUs

This week, news of massive security vulnerabilities afflicting every modern model of Intel processor went public, even as developers for practically every major platform frantically rushed to roll out fixes. Much more information has now become available about Meltdown and Spectre, a group of attack methods malicious parties could use to break into some of the most sensitive inner workings of any device using the affected CPUs. Read More >>

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HP Spectre 13 Review: As Close as it Gets to a MacBook With Windows

HP’s Spectre 13 is a mixture of innovation and repetition. Its singular obsession is a familiar one: make a laptop as thin as functionally possible. The result is a luxe machine worthy of your attention — but not necessarily your money. Read More >>

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You Can Buy James Bond’s Aston Martin DB10, But Don’t Expect to Drive it

Get your cheque-book out, it’s time to become James Bond. Well, sort of. The Aston Martin DB10 from Spectre is being auctioned alongside a load of other Bond-themed goodies, giving filthy-rich fans a taste of the fictional super-spy’s life. Read More >>

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HP Goes Big With The New 15-Inch Spectre x360

One of our favourite Windows machines from last year was HP’s incredibly limber Spectre x360, a 13-inch laptop that could backflip into a tablet if need be. Now, HP’s expanding on the idea, literally, with an all new 15-inch Spectre announced at CES in Las Vegas. Read More >>

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Indian Censorship Inspires an Excellent Chaste James Bond Makeover

Cuts made to Spectre to reduce the rudeness of its shocking kissing scenes in the Indian release are being mocked online, as locals come up with other ways the film -- and Bond himself -- may be altered to fit in with old fashioned religious codes. Read More >>

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Master Chief Pwns Bond, With Halo 5: Guardians Smashing Spectre at UK Box Office

Bond’s finally met his match. Master Chief has opened a can of ‘whoop-arse’ on the apparently invincible MI6 agent, though not in any sort of real sense, obviously. Neither of them actually exist. However, that’s not stopped our mad nation of gamers from being absolutely obsessed with them. Read More >>

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Bond Wins Big as Spectre Sets New UK Box Office Record

Bond has beaten his toughest nemesis yet, crushing the evil Baron von Harry Potter to take the most money ever in an opening week at UK cinemas. Read More >>

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Does James Bond Need to Become Female, Black or Gay in Order to Remain Relevant?

Today marks the premiere of Spectre, the latest instalment in the James Bond series. Daniel Craig once more assumes the role of the smooth-talking, death-defying, crime-busting, womanising MI6 agent, but not all appears to be well with the character. Read More >>