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How to Optimize Power Settings on Windows 11

There are several power plans within Windows 11 to help you manage the power consumption of your device. These mainly help you manage your overall system performance and conserve battery life. By default, Windows 11 offers three Power modes including Balanced, Best Power Efficiency, and Best Performance. In addition to that, you can also tweak…

AMD Radeon Software Reportedly Alters CPU Settings Without User Knowledge

AMD Radeon Software Reportedly Alters CPU Settings Without User Knowledge

German publication Igor’s Lab investigated a potential abnormality surrounding AMD’s Adrenalin GPU software. The current speculation is that the integration of AMD’s Ryzen Master module into the Adrenalin version 22.3.1 software or later has inadvertently allowed the program to manipulate CPU PBO and Precision Boost settings without the user’s permission.  According to user feedback, the problem occurs only…

Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake Reportedly Limited to K and KF for Fall Launch

Cryptomining Botnet Alters CPU Settings to Boost Mining Performance

Uptycs Threat Research Team has discovered malware that not only hijacks vulnerable *nix-based servers and uses them to mine cryptocurrency but actually modifies their CPU configurations in a bid to increase mining performance at the cost of performance in other applications.   Perpetrators use a Golang-based worm to exploit known vulnerabilities like CVE-2020-14882 (Oracle WebLogic) and CVE-2017-11610 (Supervisord) to gain access to Linux systems, reports The Record.…