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Security Hole Found In Intel Driver Software

Sunday, January 24th, 2016 by | Filed Under: Quick Tips, Security Help

The scariest security problems aren’t weak passwords on your home PC, but when gaping flaws are found in security for the tech giants. Because flaws like this put us all at risk.  Take a recently discovered issue with Intel driver software.


Intel is arguably the biggest and most-trusted name in chips for computers. “Intel Inside” is considered a mark of quality. Now it turns out that the Intel Driver Update Utility poses a security risk. The driver checked for updates over an unencrypted connection leaving it vulnerable to an attack that could trick it into downloading malicious software.

Versions 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3 of the driver update utility are affected.  Intel has issued a driver update that you can download by clicking here.

~ Cynthia

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4 Responses to “Security Hole Found In Intel Driver Software”

  1. Al Jackson says:

    How can we tell that this security update is applicable to our Computers?

  2. Walter Roeske says:

    This was a very foolish warning. How are we to know if it applies to our systems??

  3. Carol says:

    This is exactly why I look forward to reading these emails. You always have our backs and ways to keep our computers safe.

    Thank you so much for this, and I will definitely keep reading your newsletters.

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