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Japan court acquits 3 ex-Tokyo Electric Power Company execs in case of professional negligence over 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster
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Japan court acquits 3 ex-Tokyo Electric Power Company execs in case of professional negligence over 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster

A Japanese court on Thursday acquitted three former power company executives of professional negligence in the only criminal prosecution stemming from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown

Samsung's Galaxy S7 contains a security flaw making it vulnerable to hacking
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Samsung's Galaxy S7 contains a security flaw making it vulnerable to hacking

The Galaxy S7 is currently used by some 30 million people, according to research firm Strategy Analytics.

Samsung Galaxy S7 devices are vulnerable to cyber attack, indicates research
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Samsung Galaxy S7 devices are vulnerable to cyber attack, indicates research

The Galaxy S7 and other smartphones made by Samsung were thought to be immune to Meltdown.

TLBleed joins Spectre and Meltdown as yet another major CPU flaw to worry about
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TLBleed joins Spectre and Meltdown as yet another major CPU flaw to worry about

TLBleed could, in theory, be used to undermine the security of functions like banking transactions.

Eight new flaws which resemble Meltdown and Spectre have been found in computer processors: Report
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Eight new flaws which resemble Meltdown and Spectre have been found in computer processors: Report

The magazine, called c’t, said it was aware of Intel Corp’s plans to patch the flaws, adding that some chips designed by ARM Holdings, a unit of Japan’s Softbank, might be affected

Intel will not fix Spectre v2 vulnerabilities in a number of older CPU models because it's impractical to do so
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Intel will not fix Spectre v2 vulnerabilities in a number of older CPU models because it's impractical to do so

Intel has developed patches for previously unpatched CPUs that include the Westmere, Lynnfield, Nehalem, Arrandale, and Clarkdale families.

Microsoft issues new security patch to fix the 'Meltdown' vulnerability found in chipsets by Intel and other chip-makers
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Microsoft issues new security patch to fix the 'Meltdown' vulnerability found in chipsets by Intel and other chip-makers

After chip-maker Intel confirmed a potential security flaw in its chips, Microsoft issued emergency updates to supported versions of Windows in January.

Microsoft has fixed the Meltdown bug with a patch in its latest emergency security update for Windows 7 and Server 2008
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Microsoft has fixed the Meltdown bug with a patch in its latest emergency security update for Windows 7 and Server 2008

It is quite odd to see a patch being released for a patch that was released in March to fix the original patch that was released in January and February.

Security researchers have discovered security flaws in AMD chipsets, impact could be worse than Meltdown and Spectre
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Security researchers have discovered security flaws in AMD chipsets, impact could be worse than Meltdown and Spectre

Analysts at the security firm enSilo said the AMD flaws could be worse than those affecting Intel chips.

Intel failed to inform US cyber officials about Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities until it got leaked to the public
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Intel failed to inform US cyber officials about Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities until it got leaked to the public

Officials claimed the government was not informed of the flaws before they became public because the flaws potentially held national security implications.

Intel faces 32 lawsuits over recently-disclosed Meltdown and Spectre CPU security flaws
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Intel faces 32 lawsuits over recently-disclosed Meltdown and Spectre CPU security flaws

Intel said in a regulatory filing it was not able to estimate the potential losses that may arise out of the lawsuits.

Sony's new Android upgrade policy promises two-years worth of updates to your flagship smartphone
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Sony's new Android upgrade policy promises two-years worth of updates to your flagship smartphone

While Sony has promised to ensure updates and upgrades to its flagships, the same promise does not apply to mid-range devices

Intel’s 25-year reign comes to an end as Samsung takes of over as king chipmaker
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Intel’s 25-year reign comes to an end as Samsung takes of over as king chipmaker

Intel posted record revenue growth in 2017, earning a whopping $63 bn in 2017. Samsung Electronic Co.’s $69 bn, however, eclipses that by a fair margin.

AMD reports 60 percent growth in sales Q4 FY17; sales of graphics and server processors saw an uptick
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AMD reports 60 percent growth in sales Q4 FY17; sales of graphics and server processors saw an uptick

AMD said sales in its graphics and computing business rose 60 percent year-over-year to $958 million in the quarter ended 30 December.

Microsoft has released an emergency update for Windows; disables Intel’s buggy security update for Spectre
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Microsoft has released an emergency update for Windows; disables Intel’s buggy security update for Spectre

Microsoft has gone ahead and issued updates for Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 that disables the systems protection against Spectre to ensure that there are no spontaneous reboots.

Microsoft has released another security update to address the Spectre vulnerability
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Microsoft has released another security update to address the Spectre vulnerability

Intel has reported issues with recently released microcode meant to address 'Spectre variant 2' termed as 'CVE 2017-5715 Branch Target Injection'.

Intel to ship chips with built-in protection against Meltdown and Spectre, says CEO Brian Krzanich
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Intel to ship chips with built-in protection against Meltdown and Spectre, says CEO Brian Krzanich

Krzanich also said that he's aware that Intel has a lot of ground to cover in this regard.

Intel advises customers not to install security patches for Meltdown and Spectre; calls them faulty
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Intel advises customers not to install security patches for Meltdown and Spectre; calls them faulty

Intel’s failure to provide a usable patch could cause businesses to postpone purchasing new computers, said IDC analyst Mario Morales.

US lawmaker calls upon Intel and others to provide briefing on Meltdown and Spectre chipset security flaws
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US lawmaker calls upon Intel and others to provide briefing on Meltdown and Spectre chipset security flaws

US lawmakers have called upon Intel to understand the vulnerabilities the two security flaws, Meltdown and Spectre, can pose