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The recently discovered security flaw in Intelprocessors has put almost millions of computers at risk and hackers could steal sensitive information. While the researchers haven't been able to perform kernel memory-based speculation on AMD and ARM CPUs, they haven't ruled out the chances.
Meltdown is a bit more serious than Spectre because it affects a broader array of devices.
Intel has confirmed it was confidentially advised by Google of the design flaw in June last year, since when it has been working to address the issue.
So, how then can Intel claim to grant its chips immunity to this hole?
The flaws are unlikely to hit the average American in the same way that incidents like the Equifax data breach did. However, now that everyone knows that these vulnerabilities exist, hackers have probably been hard at work on exploits that they could use.
Googlesaysit also affects other processors and the devices and operating systems running them. For days, Apple's iPhone slowdown issue was the most talked about blunder in the tech world, but that's about to change.
"Check with your operating system vendor or system manufacturer and apply any available updates as soon as they are available", Intelsaid. Microsoft released a security update for Windows computers to mitigate Meltdown on Wednesday. Such plans are regularly used by company executives to establish automated stock sale calendars, so as to eliminate accusations of insider trading. That brought down the total number of shares he owns to 250,000 - which is the minimum number of shares that the CEO of Intel is required to own, according to a Motley Fool report.
Now Intel has revealed that it'sworking on an update which will 'render those systems immune from both exploits'.
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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.
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