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Spectre Patch May Slow Down Older PCs — Microsoft

13 Enero 2018, 04:36 | Bibiana Flor

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Intel however is emphasizing on customer security and is promising in delivering latest updates in the coming months to minimize the damage which can be caused due to Meltdown and Spectre security flaws. Naturally, Microsoft's own products (Windows Defender Antivirus, System Center Endpoint Protection and Microsoft Security Essentials) are already comply with the requirement.

Brian Krzanich on Thursday published an open letter addressing its partners and customers regarding the aftermath of the Meltdown and Spectre exploits publication.

Intel posted a statement on its website saying, "We have received reports from a few customers of higher system reboots after applying firmware updates".

He says that users should continue to apply any updates that are made available for their systems.

With Windows 10 on newer silicon (2016-era PCs with Skylake, Kabylake or newer CPU), benchmarks show single-digit slowdowns, but we don't expect most users to notice a change because these percentages are reflected in milliseconds.

Do the fixes have side effects? . Finally, an engineer named Paul Turner from the Technical Infrastructure Group came up with a solution that came to be known as "Retpoline". You get reliable intelligence and forecasts on more than a dozen factors that affect the economy and are critical to your business and financial success. If they don't, their systems will suffer from the system slowdown that comes with the Meltdown patches without improving security. Microsoft also detailed troubleshooting steps for blue screen errors affecting Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Those chips could see more significant slowdowns, which are likely to be noticeable to the average user.

The company added that Windows Server will see "significant performance impact" when its enterprise customers will enable the mitigations to isolate untrusted code, especially in I/O intensive applications.

We expect this issue to be corrected shortly and Microsoft should resume updates for these older processors by next week.

Two United States senators, Democrat Jack Reed and Republican John Kennedy, have written to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), asking the financial watchdog to investigate Krzanich.

When news of the chip-architecture vulnerabilities was released last week, the chip designer said its devices were only affected by one of the Spectre flaws and claimed that the risk of exploit was "near zero".



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