The download is called Intel-AMD-SecurityPatch-10-1-v1.exe - a filename that looks pretty legitimate, but when users install it onto their computer, they'll find it's actually laced with the Smoke Loader malware, causing the computer to connect to domains, sending encrypted information to them via additional payloads.
And Intel said that some website servers slowed down by 2 percent as a result of the patch.
"We further recommend that OEMs, Cloud service providers, system manufacturers and software vendors begin evaluation of Intel beta microcode update releases in anticipation of definitive root cause and subsequent production releases suitable for end users".
CHIPMAKERAMD has been slapped with a class-action lawsuit over claims that it artificially inflated its stock price by keeping quiet about the fact that the high-profile Spectre flaws affect its chips. "Generally speaking, the workloads that incorporate a larger number of user/kernel privilege changes and spend a significant amount of time in privileged mode will be more adversely impacted". Another test that replicated online transactions at a stock brokerage disclosed a 4 percent slowdown.
Bitcoin Crashes Below $10000
South Korea announced a few days that they were seeking out ways to regulate cryptocurrencies, with rumors of an outright ban. "What we're seeing is part of the evolution of bitcoin ", he said . "About half of my friends trade cryptocurrencies".
Intel has also followed up its initial desktop performance metrics with benchmarks for data center. When we conducted testing to stress the CPU (100% write case), we saw an 18% decrease in throughput performance because there was not CPU utilization headroom.
Intel said that it had replicated these issues in internal testing, and that it's making progress in terms of identifying the precise cause. One of the options it's looking at is Retpoline, the technique a Google engineer conjured up to protect the tech titan's systems from the second variant of Spectre without affecting performance.
Air New Zealand says kia ora to Alexa
The Echo ($179) is the standard unit, while the Dot ($89) has all the smarts but no speaker and is created to be connected to one. Westpac also has a financial markets news product allowing you to ask Alexa for the headlines.
Responding to this, foreign ministry spokesperson HE Lulua al-Khater had told QNA that Qatar was closely monitoring the situation. The Ministry denounced the current escalation by Qatar, and called upon the country to abide by worldwide law and customs.
Kentucky is one of 22 states suing the Federal Communications Commission over its planned rollback of net neutrality changes. Virginia is just the next state to have a bill in the legislature forwarded regarding net neutrality laws.
Just like the original trailer , this one highlights the terrible experiences the superheroes will face when they battle Thanos. Before Taika took the helm, the Thor movies had fans but it was certainly not held up as among the best.
Democrats said the negotiated plan addressed Trump priorities, including $2.7 billion for additional border security funding. They said Trump expressed a preference for immigrants from countries like Norway, which is overwhelmingly white.
A payment of that size would likely be the largest of its kind ever made, the Silicon Valley based company said in a statement . Reuters Breakingviews estimated that Apple could have increased usa headcount by 24,000 in the last five years.
An Opel Astra auto was later found burned in the suburbs of Mitrovica...thought to be the same vehicle used while shooting. He was shot five times in the chest, Efe news agency reported, quoting Serbian state TV.
That brings the total number testifying to 105 but judge Aquilina said there's no cap to the number of victims who can testify. A prosecutor read a statement from McKayla Maroney , who won gold and silver medals at the 2012 Olympics.
The 50-year-old Big Little Lies star was spotted on set in full costume on Wednesday (January 17) in Los Angeles. Kristen Wiig is not only going to be starring in the show, but will also be an executive producer.
During the raid, Perez posted several videos of himself online showing injuries from a clash between him and the authorities. Two police officers were killed along with an unspecified number of people linked to Perez's group, the anchor said.
A spokesperson for London's Metropolitan Police clarified on Tuesday, Jan. 16, that they found no evidence of foul play. She is survived by her three kids - 20-year-old son Taylor, 16-year-old daughter Molly and 12-year-old daughter Dakota.
It went on to describe the alleged interceptions as "repeated, flagrant violations of worldwide laws and conventions". Four UAE-based airlines - Emirates , Etihad, flydubai and Air Arabia - operate flights to Bahrain.
Australian Open tennis action
Struff looked good in his opening match and clearly has some shotmaking ability that's needed to counter somebody like Federer. The world No 2 and title favourite went unbroken in his 6-3 6-4 6-3 win on Rod Laver Arena in just one hour and 39 minutes.
Map shows projected path of MI meteor through Livingston Co
Reports have come in from across the Great Lakes region, but so far, there no one can say where the possible meteor landed. Usually, during annual meteor showers, stargazers only see smaller dust particles burning up in the upper atmosphere.
Shutdown will rest on the GOP
Many Democrats in Congress have insisted that immigration be a component of the temporary spending bill. Congress has two days to strike a deal to keep the government funded through October.
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But United were back on top immediately after the restart with Butland needing to race from his line to beat Martial to another expert Pogba pass.