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Researchers Detect Unfixable Security Flaw Inside Intel Chip

Virtually all Intel chips released in the past five years contain an unfixable flaw that may allow sophisticated attackers to defeat a host of security measures built into the silicon

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Virtually all Intel chips released in the past five years contain an unfixable flaw that may allow sophisticated attackers to defeat a host of security measures built into the silicon. Wikimedia Commons

Researchers have discovered a major new security flaw inside processors made by US multinational corporation and chip making giant Intel that could defeat hardware-based encryption and DRM protections.

According to security company Positive Technologies, the security bug could break apart a chain of trust for important technology like silicon-based encryption, hardware authentication and modern DRM protections.

Virtually all Intel chips released in the past five years contain an unfixable flaw that may allow sophisticated attackers to defeat a host of security measures built into the silicon.

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Researchers have discovered a major new security flaw inside processors made by US multinational corporation and chip making giant Intel that could defeat hardware-based encryption and DRM protections. Wikimedia Commons

While Intel has issued patches to lessen the damage of exploits and make them harder, security firm Positive Technologies said the mitigations may not be enough to fully protect systems, ARS Technica reported on Friday.

The security vulnerability discovered applies to machines with Intel chips built over the last five years or so.

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Intel said that it was notified of the vulnerabilities and released mitigations in May 2019 to be incorporated into firmware updates for motherboards and computer systems. (IANS)

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Dolby App For iOS, Android Now Available in India For Free

A user can further edit the sound sound "styles" like photo filters in Instagram, these allow users to apply sonic profiles to their recording

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The iOS app also has an in-built live streaming feature for sharing out content to Twitch or Facebook. Wikimedia Commons

Dolby On which is music video recording and streaming app on Friday launched its iOS as well as Android versions in India for free.

The app is designed to easily record and live stream audio and video with superior Dolby sound quality by using only phone.

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According to the company, the Dolby On listens to the sound coming in and automatically applies audio effects like compression, EQ, limiting, noise reduction, stereo widening and more.

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Dolby On which is music video recording and streaming app on Friday launched its iOS as well as Android versions in India for free. Wikimedia Commons

A user can further edit the sound sound “styles” like photo filters in Instagram, these allow users to apply sonic profiles to their recording.

The app aims to enable creators to record and livestream, both audio and video, with exceptional Dolby sound from the comforts of their home, without having to go to a studio, the company addes.

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The iOS app also has an in-built live streaming feature for sharing out content to Twitch or Facebook. (IANS)