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Linux 6.0 arrives with support for newer chips, core fixes, and oddities

Enlarge / And there was much rejoicing, as a new Linux kernel version had arrived before its founder ran out of fingers and toes for counting. Getty Images reader comments 45 with 31 posters participating, including story author Share this story A stable version of Linux 6.0 is out, with 15,000 non-merge commits and a… Read More »

Intel’s loss is AMD’s gain as EPYC server CPUs benefit from Intel’s delays

Enlarge / AMD’s EPYC server processors are benefitting from Intel’s delays. (credit: AMD) Earnings reports for tech companies this quarter have been mixed at best. Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet, and others have managed to eke out a little growth, while the likes of Meta and Nintendo shrank a little, and most companies’ projections for the next quarter… Read More »

New working speculative execution attack sends Intel and AMD scrambling

Enlarge Some microprocessors from Intel and AMD are vulnerable to a newly discovered speculative execution attack that can covertly leak password data and other sensitive material, sending both chipmakers scrambling once again to contain what is proving to be a stubbornly persistent vulnerability. Researchers from ETH Zurich have named their attack Retbleed because it exploits… Read More »

A new vulnerability in Intel and AMD CPUs lets hackers steal encryption keys

Enlarge Microprocessors from Intel, AMD, and other companies contain a newly discovered weakness that remote attackers can exploit to obtain cryptographic keys and other secret data traveling through the hardware, researchers said on Tuesday. Hardware manufacturers have long known that hackers can extract secret cryptographic data from a chip by measuring the power it consumes… Read More »

Coming to a laptop near you: A new type of security chip from Microsoft

reader comments 86 with 67 posters participating Share this story In November 2020, Microsoft unveiled Pluton, a security processor that the company designed to thwart some of the most sophisticated types of hack attacks. On Tuesday, AMD said it would integrate the chip into its upcoming Ryzen CPUs for use in Lenovo’s ThinkPad Z Series… Read More »