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Microsoft offers $250,000 to identify Meltdown, Spectre-like chip bugs

Microsoft is offering a $250,000 reward users who find chip vulnerabilities like the Meltdown and Spectre flaws that went public in January.

US cyber security officials unaware of Intel chip flaws before public disclosure

New inputs show that Intel notified US government officials of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities after it was publicly announced, six months after Google's Project Zero first spotted the flaws.

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Microsoft releases new security update against Spectre

Microsoft has released a security patch against the Spectre vulenerability, as it was found that Intel's chips have a microcode that increases rebooting, and creates data corruption.

Intel's sales outlook signals no 'Meltdown' from chip flaws

Despite the Meltdown and Spectre chip vulnerbilities hitting PCs running on its chips, Intel's sales and forecasts showed that the flaws had little effects on sales.

Intel on Meltdown, Spectre patches: Fix leads to higher reboots, stop deploying

Intel's solution for the Meltdown and Spectre security flaws: Company has now asked customers to stop using these as it can lead to high number of reboots and unexpected system behaviour.

Spectre, Meltdown patches causing problems in newer chips, admits Intel

Intel has said that the security patches to the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities were causing the company's newer chips to reboot more often than usual.

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Intel says security patches can cause reboot problems in old chips

Intel has reported that the security patches released for its chips could make older processors reboot more often than usual.

Microsoft stops Spectre, Meltdown fixes on AMD chip-run PCs

Microsoft has stopped rolling out fixes to Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities for AMD-run devices, as it has found some of them to be inoperable.

AMD chips exposed to both variants of Spectre security flaw

Advanced Micro Devices Inc said on Thursday its microprocessors are susceptible to both variants of the Spectre security flaw, days after saying its risk for one of them was "near zero".

Nvidia releases software patches for Spectre flaw

Nvidia has released a security patch in response to the Spectre microchip vulnerability that affects its chips.

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