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'Serious' flaws in Intel and other chips impact millions of devices

14 Enero 2018

Spectre breaks the isolation between different applications.

Phoronix has published multiple gaming benchmarks related to this Intel CPU design flaw and the impact on gaming is minimal and unimportant so you need not worry about it having an effect on your FPS. In that instance, some 143 million people found that their names, social security numbers, addresses and drivers license had been exposed to hackers. The problem impacts processors going back more than two decades and could let hackers access passwords, encryption keys or sensitive information open in applications. According to the latest reports, there are some exciting details regarding the weakness and what is actually broken. The majority of devices are already protected by regular software updates the firms have said.

"Intel has begun providing software and firmware updates to mitigate these exploits". But intel and ARM say both exploits can be patched with software updates from them and operating system makers over the coming days and weeks. They have strengthened their claims with test reports from major companies including Google, Microsoft, Amazon, etc.

While the revealations claimed that the security bug is affecting the devices with processors from AMD as well. However, the three plaintiffs allege that these patches of the security issues on their systems will slow down their system performance. These hardware bugs allow programs to steal data which is currently processed on the computer. The flaw leaves your personal devices vulnerable to attack.

It is important to note that the fix apparently does little to impact game performance.

Microsoft, Apple and Google have addressed the critical security bug with the December or January Update.

According to an investor presentation shared online by Intel, the exploits can allow an attacker to read content of "privileged memory, circumventing expected privilege levels". However, the bad news is that there's no known fix for the flaw.

They also cite the alleged computer slowdown that will be caused by the fixes needed to address the security concerns, although Intel disputes that this will be the case.

Desktop, Laptop, and Cloud computers may be affected by Meltdown. His fire sale of sorts was part of a 10b5-1 plan, which is a mechanism designed to help corporate insiders avoid accusation of insider trading by setting up plans to sell predetermined numbers of shares at a specific time.

'Serious' flaws in Intel and other chips impact millions of devices