Intel unveils security vulnerability new called ” Variant 4 ” similar to the gap Spectre

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Earlier this year, it turns out that there are security flaws have been discovered in Intel processors is called Spectre and Meltdown. For Intel, he has worked on issuing updates on a regular basis which aims to patch those security holes, but it seems that the problems Intel is not over yet.

In collaboration with Google and Microsoft, revealed the company Intel recently announced security vulnerability new like Spectre called ” Variant 4 “. This is not a loophole Spectre itself, but another loophole work the same way in which it operates gap Spectre where she could benefit from the mechanism at the level of the Processor to allow the hackers access to sensitive information on the affected device.

The good news is that it was rated this vulnerability as ” medium ” because, according to Intel, the deal with the vulnerabilities that the security gap Variant 4 has already been through many modifications and improvements that manufacturers of software and hardware to fix security vulnerabilities Spectre and Meltdown. However, this does not mean that Intel will ignore it because the company is planning to launch a option full reform that will prevent the use of this vulnerability in other ways.

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