CPU Vulnerabilities – New Articles and Updates

More information came to light yesterday evening and overnight concerning the reported flaws in Intel and other processors.  I am including numerous links to multiple sources, but some of the key updates include:

  • There are actually two architectural vulnerabilities in play – Meltdown and Spectre
  • This is more than an Intel problem – AMD and ARM chips are also affected to various degrees
  • Microsoft has released an emergency out-of-band patch overnight that begins to address some of the vulnerabilities
  • There are still many unknowns as to the extent of impact that will come from patching and/or rearchitecting OS/chipset interactions






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