Report: Your Intel Processors May Have a Massive Security Flaw

Just When Your Thought Security Was Getting Better..Think Again. Your Processor Is At Risk

Virtually all Intel processors produced in the last decade have a major security hole that could allow “normal user programs—from database applications to JavaScript in web browsers—to discern to some extent the layout or contents of protected kernel memory areas,” the Register reported on Tuesday.

This has a huge implications that every major OS manufacturer will need to address. Although the vulnerability is under wraps, for now, until system patches are released, you are at risk.

Essentially, modern Intel processors have a design flaw that could allow malicious programs to read protected areas of a device’s kernel memory (memory dedicated to the most essential core components of an operating system and their interactions with system hardware).

Things like your coveted passwords are risk because the flaw is rooted in x86-64 design and patches will be released in the coming weeks.

This flaw could potentially expose protected information like passwords. Since the error is baked into the Intel x86-64 hardware, it requires an OS-level overwrite to patch—on every major operating system, including Windows, Linux, and more at

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