A serious vulnerability in Intel processors that are discovered: is Not a solvable Problem


A Russian security firm, discovered the architecture of the Chip, the processor from Intel, a vulnerability that is not closed. An attacker can inject malicious software on a Computer.

About two years ago, the two spectacular gaps in the security were trying to form a “Spectrum” and “Collapse”. The special thing about them is that they were a part of the millions of processors that Intel could not easily fix.

Right now, the Russian security thread pointed out the company of Positive Technologies, a gap that is referred to is, apparently, all of the processors and motherboard chipsets in the past five years: – By a -, so it is fixed in the Chip – gap, is exposed in an important area of security during the boot process for a short period of time.

Intel processors and chipsets, they are vulnerable to

In the result, the attacker may be able to extend their rights of access, and malicious programs to perform some encryption, that are affected facilities.

Intel has been advised in advance of the change and provides the appropriate updates to the firmware. They are to be distributed via the Update via the PC or motherboard manufacturer. I use an Intel motherboard, you can Upgrade directly from the On the Support Page of Intel download.

According to Intel, the security must be to protect the updates against a network attack. To close the gap, it is not, however, such as a Positive Technology in a blog entry explains it. If an attacker has direct access to the Computer, the vulnerability could be exploited, in spite of the Patch.

The danger is not that great of an impact already

The immediate danger to the millions of PCs that are affected currently, it is not very high, and also because of the use of this problem was very complicated. However, one of the cornerstones of Intel’s Hardware-integrated security is a corrupt concept and, most likely, beyond repair, and that it could, in the future, may require us to re-think many areas of the security on Intel platforms.