Millions of Windows Dell PCs need patching: Give-me-admin security gremlin found lurking in bundled support tool

Can’t spell SupportAssist without ‘ass’ and ‘u’ – other makers may be hit, too Updated  Dell’s troubleshooting software SupportAssist, bundled with the US tech titan’s home and business computers, has a security flaw that can be exploited by malware and rogue logged-in users to gain administrator powers.… The Register – Security Secure Hunter Anti -Malware

In case you’re not already sick of Spectre… Boffins demo Speculator tool for sniffing out data-leaking CPU holes

First proof-of-concept, SplitSpectre, requires fewer instructions in victim Analysis  You’ve patched your Intel, AMD, Power, and Arm gear to crush those pesky data-leaking speculative execution processor bugs, right? Good, because IBM eggheads in Switzerland have teamed up with Northeastern University boffins in the US to cook up Spectre exploit code they’ve dubbed SplitSpectre.… The Register …