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Intel Intel has published 24 new advisories covering more than 50 vulnerabilities affecting the chip giant’s products. Seven advisories describe high-severity privilege escalation flaws. This includes one in the BIOS firmware of some Intel processors, one in XMM 7560 Modem software, a dozen in NUC BIOS firmware, three in chipset firmware, one in Data Center […]

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Your next work laptop may be safer off having an Intel CPU than one from its great rival AMD, a new report from the former claims. The Intel 2021 Product Security Report says (perhaps unsurprisingly) that its hardware has been affected by fewer newly discovered bugs compared to AMD offerings. Even the flaws found in […]

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Two of the advisories have been assigned a high severity rating. One of them describes a vulnerability affecting some Intel NUC 9 Extreme laptop kits that can be exploited by an authenticated attacker to escalate privileges. The flaw (CVE-2021-0196) is caused by improper access control issues in the kernel mode driver. Another high-severity advisory describes […]

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