Security researchers find more vulnerabilities in Intel’s, AMD’s and ARM Holdings’ chips

Known as Speculative Store Bypass or “Variant 4”, these new vulnerabilities have a low risk profile assigned to them partly due to the patches that were released earlier this month for the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. Security researchers from Alphabet’s Google and from Microsoft Corp have unearthed new security vulnerabilities that impact a broad range…

U.S. lawmakers asks Intel, AMD and ARM Holdings to scope out the recently disclosed major flaws in their chips

These questions by the U.S. lawmakers underscores the fact that the U.S. Congress is sensitive to these critical vulnerabilities which can be exploited by state backed hackers to gain access to virtually any modern computing device. A Democratic U.S. lawmaker has requested a briefing on the recently disclosed critical vulnerabilities, Meltdown and Spectre, that hackers…