Researchers that found the last huge Intel security hole have found a new one.
This time, however, Intel and the rest of the industry were ready with patches.
The hole impacts just about every PC and server that uses any kind of Intel processor.
It lets hackers potentially see your web history, your passwords and the your disk encryption keys.
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The same researchers that found the Intel Spectre and Meltdown flaws which sent Intel and the whole tech industry reeling has found another problem with Intel chips. And they say this vulnerability, named ZombieLoad, impacts PCs and servers of all flavors if they run Intel chips.
The good news is that the researchers have already reported it to Intel and other vendors, and security patches are being issued now.
Intel has already patched several of its current processors, and it released microcode that will patch others, it tells Business Insider. Among the Intel chips that are vulnerable are the Xeon, Broadwell, Sandy Bridge, Skylake, Haswell chips, Kaby Lake, Coffee Lake, Whiskey Lake, Cascade Lake, Atom and Knights processors, the company reported.
Intel has given this vulnerability a security rating of “medium.” PC makers Apple and Microsoft …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Technology