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Intel’s new Spectre fix: Skylake, Kaby Lake, Coffee Lake chips get stable microcode

Intel’s new Spectre fix: Skylake, Kaby Lake, Coffee Lake chips get stable microcode

Intel makes progress on reissuing stable microcode updates against the Spectre attack.

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Trey Gowdy: House Intel Committee Is Investigating Five FBI Officials (VIDEO)

Trey Gowdy: House Intel Committee Is Investigating Five FBI Officials (VIDEO)

by Jim Hoft
TheGatewayPundit.com

February 4, 2018

On Friday the House Intelligence Committee released their explosive de-classified FISA memo on DOJ and FBI deceit to the courts.

The Comey FBi used fraudulent documents produced for the DNC as evidence to spy on Donald Trump and his campaign.

On Sunday morning Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), a former prosecutor who viewed the actual FISA requests, told Face the Nation the House Intelligence Committee is only investigating five top FBI officials.

The Washington Examiner reported:

“Rep. Trey Gowdy said there might be about five FBI employees whose actions have been suspect in the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and the whole bureau should not be attacked.

“I have tremendous respect for the bureau, there are 30,000 employees, let’s assume that there are five that engaged in conduct that we have questions about,” Gowdy said on CBS’ “Face The Nation” Sunday.

The FBI has been under siege by President Trump and Republicans for the investigation into Russia’s actions in the 2016 election and possible collusion (more…)

House Intel Chair Nunes on House Democrats: “These Guys Tell So Many Lies You Can’t Keep Track of Them” (VIDEO)

House Intel Chair Nunes on House Democrats: “These Guys Tell So Many Lies You Can’t Keep Track of Them” (VIDEO)

by Jim Hoft
TheGatewayPundit.com

February 3, 2018

House Intel Chairman Devin Nunes spoke to Bret Baier on Special Report Friday night after the FISA memo was released earlier on Friday.

Nunes compared the Obama-Comey-DOJ-FBI to a banana republic.

Devin Nunes BLASTED the criminal Obama FBI, State Department and Department of Justice.

During the interview, which was frequently interrupted by Baier, Nunes accused fired FBI Chief James Comey of lying to Congress about the Russia dossier.

Nunes then was about remarks by Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and his remarks that the FISA court was told the dossier was created by liberal Hillary Clinton campaign supporters. Swalwell told Jake Tapper on CNN that the FISA Court was made aware that “part of the evidence was from a politically motivated source.”

In fact ALL of the evidence was linked to FUSION GPS — the original dossier and the Yahoo report by far left reporter Michael Isikoff.

Bret Baier asked Nunes if this was true.

Rep. Devin Nunes replied: No. As I said earlier, these people tell so many (more…)

House Intel Votes To Make “Shocking” FISA Memo Public

House Intel Votes To Make “Shocking” FISA Memo Public

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com

Mon, 01/29/2018

Donald Trump 1 – Deep State 0

In a highly anticipated decision, on Monday evening the House Intelligence Committee voted to make public the memo alleging what some Republicans say are “shocking” surveillance abuses at the Department of Justice regarding the Trump presidential campaign.

In immediate response to the vote, the Committee’s top democrat Adam Schiff said that “we’ve crossed a deeply regrettable line”, adding that the “committee voted to put the president’s interest above the interest of the country.”

The decision weeks of speculation over whether the memo, which was drafted by staff for committee chairman Devin Nunes (R- Calif) would be made public. At the same time, it intensifies the dispute over what Democrats say is an all-out assault by Republicans to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Now the fate of the 4-page FISA memo is in the hands of Donald Trump: as we discussed earlier, the document will not be immediately released as under (more…)

House Intel Committee Votes to #ReleaseTheMemo

House Intel Committee Votes to #ReleaseTheMemo

Many people are asking if it’s time to bring back the guillotine.
 
We’ll find out soon…
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Source: House Intel Committee Votes to #ReleaseTheMemo

Netanyahu basically spelled out that Israel was the source of the intel Trump leaked to Russia

Netanyahu basically spelled out that Israel was the source of the intel Trump leaked to Russia

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Speaking to a conference of NATO ambassadors on Tuesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu all but spelled it out.

 

“When we talk about ISIS, it’s important to understand that Israel helps Europe in two fundamental ways,” Netanyahu said.

 

He continued: “The first is… we have, through our intelligence services, provided information that has stopped several dozen major terrorist attacks, many of them in European countries. Some of these could have been mass attacks, of the worst kind… even worse, because they involve civil aviation. Israel has prevented that, and thereby helped save many European lives.”

 

Nowhere did Netanyahu say the word “laptops.”

 

He also did not confirm Vanity Fair’s November 2017 story about the daring raid by Mossad and IDF special forces deep into Syria to bug the ISIS cellphone from which IDF Unit 8200 reportedly eavesdropped in on the laptop plot.

 

But the reference to ISIS, attacks on Europe and civil aviation were undeniable.

 

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Source: Netanyahu basically spelled out that Israel was the source of the intel Trump (more…)

More misery for Intel as firm says patches to solve its chip ‘design flaws’ have errors that could cause some systems to randomly reboot

More misery for Intel as firm says patches to solve its chip ‘design flaws’ have errors that could cause some systems to randomly reboot

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The security fixes could cause computers using its older Haswell and Broadwell processors, created in 2013 and 2014, to reboot more often than normal.

Source: More misery for Intel as firm says patches to solve its chip ‘design flaws’ have errors that could cause some systems to randomly reboot

Meltdown and Spectre FAQ: Fix for Intel CPU flaws could slow down PCs and Macs

Meltdown and Spectre FAQ: Fix for Intel CPU flaws could slow down PCs and Macs

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Again, the CPU exploits in play here are extremely technical, but in a nutshell, the exploit allows access to your operating system’s sacrosanct kernel memory because of how the processors handle “speculative execution,” which modern chips perform to increase performance. An attacker can exploit these CPU vulnerabilities to expose extremely sensitive data in the protected kernel memory, including passwords, cryptographic keys, personal photos, emails, or any other data on your PC.

 

Meltdown is the more serious exploit, and the one that operating systems are rushing to fix. It “breaks the most fundamental isolation between user applications and the operating system,” according to Google. This flaw most strongly affects Intel processors because of the aggressive way they handle speculative execution, though a few ARM cores are also susceptible.

 

Spectre affects AMD and ARM processors as well as Intel CPUs, which means mobile devices are also at risk.

Source: Meltdown and Spectre FAQ: Fix for Intel CPU flaws could slow down PCs and Macs

Meltdown, Spectre: The password theft bugs at the heart of Intel CPUs

Meltdown, Spectre: The password theft bugs at the heart of Intel CPUs

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The severe design flaw in Intel microprocessors that allows sensitive data, such as passwords and crypto-keys, to be stolen from memory is real – and its details have been revealed.

 

On Tuesday, we warned that a blueprint blunder in Intel’s CPUs could allow applications, malware, and JavaScript running in web browsers, to obtain information they should not be allowed to access: the contents of the operating system kernel’s private memory areas. These zones often contain files cached from disk, a view onto the machine’s entire physical memory, and other secrets. This should be invisible to normal programs.

 

Thanks to Intel’s cockup – now codenamed Meltdown – that data is potentially accessible, meaning bad websites and malware can attempt to rifle through the computer’s memory looking for credentials, RNG seeds, personal information, and more.

Source: Meltdown, Spectre: The password theft bugs at the heart of Intel CPUs

McFaul denies endorsing call to kill Russian intel officers, apologizes for reposting fake video

McFaul denies endorsing call to kill Russian intel officers, apologizes for reposting fake video

Former US ambassador to Russia and ardent Kremlin critic Michael McFaul has apologized after sharing on Facebook a fake video post which called for the killing of Russian intel officers. He denied having endorsed the comment.

McFaul, who served as America’s Ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014, shared a post from the “Russian Regions” anti-government group, which have called for mass protests against the Kremlin, using Iran as an example.

Source: McFaul denies endorsing call to kill Russian intel officers, apologizes for reposting fake video