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Researchers have identified three new vulnerabilities affecting Intel CPUs. All three are Spectre-class attacks that take advantage of a CPU design feature named speculative execution. Speculative execution is a feature that is found in all modern CPUs that has the role of improving performance by computing operations in advance and later removing the unneeded data. Foreshadow/L1TF is a highly sophisticated attack method, and today, Intel is not aware of  any reported real-world exploits.

Majestic Computer Technology is aware of this new speculative side channel vulnerability known as Foreshadow/L1 Terminal Fault. Microsoft has released security update on 14th August, 2018 in order to address this issue. Microsoft patch that has been released to address this issue provides protections against a new speculative execution side-channel vulnerability known as L1TF that affects Intel Core Processors and Intel Xeon Processors. This patch also make sure that previous OS protections against Spectre Variant 2 and Meltdown vulnerabilities are enabled using the registry settings.

Majestic Computer Technology’s Service Level Agreement has installed this security update on all SLA servers, giving you a sense of security and ensure that you are in safe hands.

If you would like to know more, please feel free to contact Majestic Computer Technology at any time. We are here to help.

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