OS Vendors Misinterpret Intel Documentation, Putting Users at Risk

Today’s topics include misunderstood Intel documentation leading to a multivendor vulnerability, and Google’s Duplex voice response system sounding more authentic due to improved AI. Major operating system vendors including Microsoft and Apple, as well as Linux distributions, misinterpreted Intel documentation about a hardware debugging feature and ended up exposing users to risk because they enabled unauthenticated users to read sensitive data in memory or control low-level operating system functions.

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