Intel, Microsoft
Intel, Microsoft

Intel, Microsoft discover new variant of Spectre bug

ANI | Updated: May 22, 2018 12:44 IST

California [United States], May 22 (ANI): Spectre and Meltdown, the security vulnerabilities affecting millions of computers around the world, are resurfacing again.
Intel and Microsoft have disclosed a newly found variant of the security flaws revealing another vulnerability in chips used in hundreds of millions of computers and mobile devices, Cnet reported.
The new strain is called Variant 4 and uses a different method to extract sensitive information from computers.
It uses Speculative Store Bypass method which could allow your processor to load sensitive data to potentially insecure spaces. It taps into many of the same vulnerabilities that were first revealed in January.
The new strain is being classified as medium risk because many of the exploits it uses in web browsers were fixed in the original set of patches. However, the flaw has not been used by hackers.
Intel is releasing a complete fix for the flaws over the coming weeks. (ANI)