Everybody's flashing for the weekend, even Intel wants a little romance
Subject: General Tech | April 12, 2019 - 12:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: security, patch, Intel, flash
If you and your Intel chips are feeling insecure, why not show them some love this Friday night and flash them with new updates? There are new updates including one to mitigate Spoiler, and one for the Broadwell U i5 vPro found in the Intel NUC. There are also software update, which resolves permission escalation vulnerabilities in the Graphics Performance Analyzer for Linux and the Intel Media SDK.
As when flashing your motherboard or GPU, do be careful to read and follow all the steps, unless you have a love of bricking expensive equipment. Drop by The Register for links to all four updates.
"Chipzilla's April patch load includes fixes for a pair of bugs considered by Intel to be high security risks, as well as a speculative execution bug reported by university researchers last month."
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