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Microsoft has reported performance issues with computers and servers resulting from security patches for vulnerabilities in hardware chips from Intel and AMD. "Security is job number one for Intel and our industry", Krzanich also said, lauding the tech giants' joint efforts to contain the spread of Meltdown and Spectre exploits. After some period of delay, Microsoft has expressed themselves about the upcoming changes, and the fixes that are about to be deployed.
The firmware updates of the two bugs are expected to slow down older desktop systems, but its good news for users with modern computers running Windows 10, they will not notice the difference. However, some experts advise that software updates alone will not completely resolve problem; thus, it is important to make sure that the latest computer bios/firmware updates are installed as well.
To Nvidia's surprise, its good deed was met with harsh criticism from the media, with many publications falsely reporting that its standalone GPUs are at risk from Spectre, pulling the company into the firing line. Also, servers that run on Windows will have a "significant" performance reduction after the update, regardless of which processor used. To get your affected PC back to a bootable state, you will have to visit Microsoft'ssupport site for fixes. Clearly, the Meltdown and Spectre bugs to not impact gaming performance but what about other applications? The SEC could even step in, and haven't confirmed or denied if they are investigating the Intel CEO.
"Based on our most recent PC benchmarking, we continue to expect that the performance impact should not be significant for average computer users", Intel said. Microsoft added that the Jan. 3 update would still be available to machines with antivirus programs that are compatible with the January 2018 security update, which consists of Windows Defender Antivirus, System Center Endpoint Protection, and Microsoft Security Essentials. The update includes security measures to guard against the Meltdown and Spectre attacks which came to light last week.
Microsoft warned that older computers and software will be more likely to be slowed down by the new updates.
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Microsoft is working with AMD to resolve this issue and resume security updates shortly, the software giant said in a statement . The flaws are caused by " speculative execution ", a technique used in most modern processors to optimize performance .
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The good news, he said, is that major cloud providers have known about this for months and have had time to tackle the problem. Meltdown has been addressed with software patches issued by Microsoft and Apple, as well as several browser manufacturers.