This reported Intel CPU bug is really bad news for everyone


A vulnerability found by security researchers in Intel processors manufactured over the last ten years is poised to wreak havoc on the world of computing. And the fix? Well, it might not be pretty. 

According to The Register, who first discovered the bug, the vulnerability allows for unauthorized programs to discern the “layout or contents of protected kernel memory areas.” 

What does that mean? Well, if you’re running Windows, Linux, or macOS, something as simple as the JavaScript in your browser could theoretically gain access to the area of your computer that protects passwords. 

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