"Intel has already issued updates for the majority of processor products introduced within the past five years", the chipmaker said in a statement, a day after disclosing the chip-level vulnerabilities.
Intel's share price has fallen since the Meltdown and Spectre flaws became common knowledge. Windows 7 and Windows 8, on the other hand, will not receive the automatic update; instead, they will be updated next Tuesday, the report added.
Intel stated that its chips are working as specified, which suggests that the "flaw" can be more accurately described as an "exploit" that attackers could take advantage of.
But on Thursday, the group deleted that recommendation.
Probably, yes. But you should not panic as we are not aware of any exploits.
And this is true on all of the Intel-based systems out there, not just PCs. The flaw leaves your personal devices vulnerable to attack. Microsoft Corp, Apple Inc and Linux, the three major operating systems, are all issuing updates, though the Apple and Microsoft have not said precisely when.
Intel is slated to release patches to address the bug.
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Furthermore, these exploits affect virtually everyone and all systems that rely on either AMD or Intel processors. Mike Ybarra, Xbox platform lead, tweeted that the security architecture of Xbox already includes mitigation against Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. So far, Meltdown has only been shown to run on Intel processors. However, AMD has responded, saying that there is a "near zero risk to AMD processors at this time". Between them, they subject almost every computing device to snooping and data thefts. Intel claims that the performance impact will be workload-specific, and will not be significant for the average computer user.
Check with your operating system vendor or system manufacturer and apply any available updates as soon as they are available. It's a general design issue that impacts most modern chips, he said.
"I think that the effect will last for several years", he speculated.
Desktop, Laptop, and Cloud computers may be affected by Meltdown.
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich told CNBC on Wednesday that his company had been working with researchers at Google for a couple of months to solve this security problem.He also told CNBC that this exploit isn't being used by the hackers.News of the security flaw caused Intel's stock to fall sown on Wednesday. According to Python Sweetness, the security bug is under embargo.
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