Tag Archives: Meltdown Flaw

Beware: Meltdown/Spectre CPU Microcode Update Causes Reboots on All Intel Processors

Beware: Meltdown/Spectre CPU Microcode Update Causes Reboots on All Intel Processors

Recently, Intel released CPU microcode updates to mitigate the Meltdown and Spectre flaws. Later, it was discovered that the update was causing unexpected reboots on Broadwell and Haswell systems. Newer research from Intel shows that Ivy Bridge, Sandy Bridge, Skylake and Kaby Lake-based platforms are all affected by the bugged update and spontaneously reboot.

Here are fixes for Windows 7 and 8.1 unbootable state on AMD

Here are fixes for Windows 7 and 8.1 unbootable state on AMD

As you may be aware, Microsoft has released a number of patches for all supported operating systems to protect them from Meltdown and Spectre attacks. These include Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Unfortunately for AMD CPU users, those patches caused a blue screen of death (BSOD) for those who have an AMD Athlon chip. Finally, the issue is resolved. Microsoft today released a couple of fixes for AMD users.

Secure Opera Browser Against Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities

Secure Opera Browser Against Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities

As you may already know, all Intel CPUs released during the past decade, ARM64 CPUs and certain AMD CPUs are affected by a serious issue. A specially malformed code can be used to steal the private data of any other process, including sensitive data like passwords, security keys and so on. Even a browser with JavaScript enabled can be used as an attack vector. If you are an Opera user, you can do the following.

Secure Linux Mint Against Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities

Secure Linux Mint Against Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities

These days, everyone knows about the Meltdown and Spectre flaws which affect all the modern CPUs, including all Intel CPUs from the past decade, and certain ARM64 and AMD CPUs in case of Spectre. The team behind the Linux Mint project is warning users and giving useful recommendations on how to secure your Linux Mint machine.

Fix Windows 7 BSOD after installing KB4056894

Fix Windows 7 BSOD after installing KB4056894

As you may be aware, Microsoft has released a number of patches for all supported operating systems to protect them from Meltdown and Spectre attacks. These include Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Unfortunately for AMD CPU users, these patches cause a blue screen of death (BSOD) for those who have an AMD Athlon chip. The OS gives a 0x000000C4 bug check error.

Disable Meltdown Fix on AMD CPUs After Installing KB4056892

Disable Meltdown Fix on AMD CPUs After Installing KB4056892

It is no secret any more that all modern CPUs released are affected to some extent by a serious issue because of their fundamental design of doing aggressive speculative execution. Specially malformed code can be used to steal the private data of other processes, including sensitive data like passwords, security keys and so on. In this article, we will see how to disable the Meltdown Fix on AMD CPUs After Installing KB4056892.

Find If Your PC is Affected by Meltdown and Spectre CPU Vulnerabilities

Find If Your PC is Affected by Meltdown and Spectre CPU Vulnerabilities

It is no secret any more that all Intel CPUs released during the past decade are affected by a serious issue. A specially malformed code can be used to steal the private data of any other process, including sensitive data like passwords, security keys and so on. In this article, we will see how to find if your PC is affected by the issue.

Secure Google Chrome Against Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities

Secure Google Chrome Against Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities

As you may already know, all Intel CPUs released during the past decade are affected by a serious issue. A specially malformed code can be used to steal the private data of any other process, including sensitive data like passwords, security keys and so on. Even a browser with JavaScript enabled can be used as an attack vector. If you are a Google Chrome/Chromium user, you can do the following.

Here are Windows 7 and 8.1 fixes for Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws

Here are Windows 7 and 8.1 fixes for Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws

A critical flaw was found in all Intel processors launched in the past decade. The vulnerability can allow an attacker to gain access to protected kernel memory. This chip-level security flaw cannot be fixed with a CPU microcode (software) update. Instead, it requires modification of the OS kernel. Earlier today, Microsoft released security patches for Windows 10. The appropriate patches are now available for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.