Microsoft has removed the Windows security update addressing issues with third-party boot managers after users complained the updates caused their systems to stop working.
Attackers can exploit vulnerabilities in how laptops use memory to force the machine to execute unauthorized code while it is booting up, giving them unauthorized privileges and access to information, researchers said.
Researchers have identified yet another speculative execution attack method against Intel processors.
Security researchers at Graz University of Technology in Austria discovered the fixes for the ZombieLoad speculative execution attacks on Intel processors were not completely effective. The researchers have disclosed a new variant that works on Intel processors that have hardware mitigations in place.
The OpenTitan chip project launched by Google and several partners will produce open-source designs for secure root of trust hardware.