Bizarre security vulnerability found in every x86-64 Intel processor

Start64!Given how long 64-bit processors have been on the market, it's a bit surprising to see a vulnerability that takes advantage of AMD's x86-64 instruction set on Intel processors surface this late in the game. The vulnerability was originally thought to be Linux-specific, but was only recently found to be exploitable in Windows, BSD, and potentially OS X.

64-bit Operating Systems, Virtualization Software Vulnerable to Privilege Escalation Attacks on Intel CPUs

Start64!Some 64-bit operating systems and virtualization software programs are vulnerable to local privilege escalation attacks when running on Intel processors (CPUs), the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) said in a security advisory on Wednesday.

Security test reveals users of 64-bit Windows are being left behind

Start64!St. Petersburg, Russia — May 15, 2012. The dismal Proactive Security Challenge results turned in by the big AV (Anti-Virus) players in the most recent 64-bit Windows 7 tests are making us wonder whether security companies are really catering to the needs of 64-bit PC/OS users. Are traditional AV vendors even capable of delivering reliable and robust protection to these users?

Live@edu OLSync Directory Synchronization Tool (64-bit version) for use with Forefront Identity Manager 2010

Start64!OLSync is a directory synchronization tool used to replicate and synchronize user information between your on-premises Active Directory Domain Services or Active Directory directory service and Outlook Live for Live@edu.

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