Category: <span>CPU</span>

A weaponized malware is now available on the public domain A working exploit that is capable of doing actual damage has been made available online. This fully weaponized exploit takes advantage of the Spectre CPU vulnerability. The Spectre issue is a CPU bug that is due to a hardware design flaw in the architectures of […]

New AMD processors bring 7nm improvements AMD has announced that three new additions to their desktop Ryzen CPU line will be available on July 7th, 2020. Those new additions are the Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT, and the Ryzen 5 3600XT. These new CPU designs offer higher performance at the same TDPs as Ryzen […]

Defenses against malware will soon appear on hardware chips It’s conceivable that PC hardware creators are just as frustrated with the ongoing effects of hackers as users and software makers are. Intel decided to do something about it. They recently announced that they plan to thwart hackers by baking anti-malware directly onto its CPU. This […]

Intel CPUs released since 2013 are impacted by Zombieload v2 In May of this year, the Zombieload vulnerability, which affects older Intel CPUs, was disclosed to the public. Zombieload now has a second variant that also works against more recent Intel processors. This means that Cascade Lake, Intel’s latest line of high-end CPUs, is also […]

A CPU Memory concept has been published in an effort to fight security attacks The Intel STORM (STrategic Offensive Research & Mitigations) team published a white paper that suggests the development and implementation of a new kind of CPU memory. This new CPU memory would be able to block side-channel attacks like Spectre and Meltdown. […]

DARPA’s $1.5 billion plan to reinvent electronics is risky, but could pay off big time   Concerned that the country could lose its edge in semiconductor chips, the US military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has launched a $1.5 billion, five-year program known as the Electronics Resurgence Initiative (ERI) to support work on advances […]

Features from both the iPad Pro and iMac Pro make an appearance in the 2018 MacBook Pros.   The 2018 Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch and 15-inch releases offer upgraded configurations with 8th generation Intel processors. The MacBook Pros also feature more cores than before: a maximum of six cores in the 15-inch model, up from […]

Google and Microsoft joined forces to announce a newfound CPU security flaw   Microsoft and Google have disclosed a new CPU security vulnerability that is eerily similar to the Meltdown and Spectre flaws that were announced earlier this year by Microsoft. The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team refers to the flaws as Variant 3a: […]

AMD has released four new processors that improve performance, system responsiveness, and power efficiency. AMD has launched its 2nd Generation Ryzen processors. They are based on a refined update to their Zen architecture that is being called Zen+. The 2nd generation Ryzen processors offer higher clock speeds, lower latencies, and a more intelligent algorithm that […]

The future has arrived. The experimental realization of a memtransistor will allow computers to think more like people do   Future computers will be able to process and remember information at the same time, just like human brains, thanks to an experiment out of the Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering. Researchers there paired a […]