This article is in line with other reports of vendors and Intel itself backing away from Spectre and Meltdown patching updates and tweaks.
Take a moment and review any HP laptops at your house or running in your organization. Those devices may have a functional keylogger running on them and you never knew it.
I am linking two articles. The second indicates that HP has provided a patch / driver update that addresses this problem.
Please review your devices and address this issue accordingly. Updates and patches may not be universally available at this time, so take precautions where necessary.
This is a particularly interesting article given the fact that HP is in the process of acquiring Aruba and the ClearPass technology. This can truly bring HP to the forefront of IT Security.
And the acquisition party continues as HP adds another security arrow to its quiver. Voltage has proven to be a strong performer in the encryption space, with many relying on Voltage for email encryption and the newer big data modules. This is a potentially good move by HP to strengthen its overall portfolio.
Given the significance of both organizations in the world of IT networking and mobile technologies, this merger/acquisition is intriguing from an IT security perspective. Among other technologies, HP will add to its portfolio Aruba’s ClearPass authentication management platform.