Explainer: Who's affected by computer chip security flaw

Two major computer processor security bugs, dubbed Meltdown and Spectre, affect nearly every device made in the last 20 years. The ramifications of how much these bugs will impact computing is still playing out, but it could lead to compromised servers for cloud platforms and other farther-reaching effects. Meltdown is specific to Intel devices, and companies are already working on patches that will provide protection, although there is the possibility of performance loss due to the patch. Spectre is more widespread, affecting CPUs from AMD, Intel, and even ARM chips on mobile devices. Itís a far more serious problem that will likely need wholly redesigned processors to fix in future hardware generations. Hereís what you need to know. Continue reading…

Explainer: Who's affected by computer chip security flaw

Technology companies are scrambling to fix serious security flaws affecting computer processors built by Intel and other chipmakers and found in many of the world's personal computers and smartphones.

Thu 4 Jan 18 from Phys.org

AP Explains: Who's affected by computer chip security flaw, Thu 4 Jan 18 from AP

Tech companies work to patch major computer vulnerabilities Meltdown and Spectre

Two security flaws affecting nearly every modern computer processor could allow hackers to steal stored data on desktops, laptops, mobile phones and cloud networks.

Thu 4 Jan 18 from The Washington Post

Intel bug: 'Spectre' security flaw is so fundamental that it will require every computer to be re-designed

The bug affects nearly every computer, phone or other device made in the last 20 years

Thu 4 Jan 18 from The Independent

Intel chip flaw: Huge bug makes nearly any computer vulnerable to hacking

The problem affects everything from the smallest phone to the largest web infrastructure

Thu 4 Jan 18 from The Independent

Computer chip 'flaw' sparks security debate amid scramble for fix

A newly discovered vulnerability in computer chips raised concerns Wednesday that hackers could access sensitive data on most modern systems, as technology firms sought to play down the security ...

Thu 4 Jan 18 from Phys.org

Intel says it's fixing security vulnerability in its chips

Intel says it's working to patch a security vulnerability in its products but says the average computer user won't experience significant slowdowns as the problem is fixed.

Wed 3 Jan 18 from Phys.org

Intel says security updates will fix Meltdown and Spectre

The Santa-Clara, California, based firm is yet to announce a timetable for processors more than five years old but believes 90 per cent of more recent chips will be patched.

Fri 5 Jan 18 from Daily Mail

Meltdown: the latest news on two major CPU security bugs

Two major computer processor security bugs, dubbed Meltdown and Spectre, affect nearly every device made in the last 20 years. The ramifications of how much these bugs will impact ...

Thu 4 Jan 18 from The Verge

Intel's Meltdown And Spectre Security Updates Will Hit 90% Of Its Processors By Next Week

The tech industry is still trying to recover from the fallout surrounding the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities that were disclosed this week. Intel, AMD, Apple, Microsoft, ARM, and other ...

Thu 4 Jan 18 from HotHardware

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