Intel to Release Patches for Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich took the stage at CES 2018 in Las Vegas and addressed what could be the biggest security scare that microchip processing companies have ever faced.

He said, “I want to thank the industry for coming together to address the recent security, industry-wide issue. Security is job number one for Intel and our industry. The primary focus for us has to keep our customer data safe.”

According to Intel’s leader, there has not been any data compromised yet on its chips. He assured, “We are working tirelessly to make sure it stays that way.”

Krzanich said that the company is expecting to issue updates on its processors soon and that 90% will be getting them within the week. The rest would get them by the end of the month.

He said, “We will continue to work with industry to minimise the impact on workloads over time.”

It was last week that security researchers had revealed two vulnerabilities to chips called Spectre and Meltdown. Intel, as well as Google, Microsoft, and Apple have been affected as billions of devices around the world could be vulnerable to hackers.

Disclaimer: We have no position in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) and have not been compensated for this article.

Sofia Vida

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