Sunday, March 18, 2018

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13 Major Vulnerabilities Discovered in AMD’s Zen Architecture

13 critical security vulnerabilities for AMD's "Zen" CPU microarchitecture have been discovered by Israel-based CTS-Labs. These vulnerabilities are just as big of a threat as "Meltdown" and "Spectre" which affected Intel, AMD, and ARM. This new vulnerabilities are being classified into four different groups based on the similarity in function of the processor that they exploit. They are being called "Ryzenfall," "Masterkey," "Fallout," and "Chimera."

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New Guide Shows How To Get “Coffee Lake” Chips Working On Intel 100/200 Chipsets

Well it turns out that "Coffee Lake" is pin-compatible with older LGA1151 motherboards based on the 200-series and 100-series chipsets. Modders were able to get these chips to work on older platforms. Intel uses software to block these chips from working on older motherboards, this comes in the form of the CPU's microcode, the iGPU's UEFI GOP driver, and certain management engine bootstraps on the side of the motherboard BIOS that lets it recognize new chips.

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Design Flaw In Intel CPUs Found, Reduces Performance

A massive design flaw and security vulnerability has been found in Intel CPUs. This design flaw not only effects security, but performance as well. The affected processors require an update to the OS on both the Windows and Linux side. Once you apply this fix a performance drop of 5-30% can be observed.

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