November 26, 2020

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Intel tells customers to skip buggy patches for Spectre and Meltdown

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The Spectre and Meltdown saga continues to add chapters. After a rash of reports showed Intel firmware updates caused unwanted rebooting, Executive Vice President Navin Shenoy told the company’s biggest customers to skip the latest patches as Intel sprints to release better fixes. “We recommend that OEMs, cloud service providers, system manufacturers, software vendors, and end users stop deployment of current versions on specific platforms as they may introduce higher than expected reboots and other unpredictable system behavior,” Shenoy wrote in a blog post released Monday. Spectre and Meltdown were discovered in June 2017 and then were kept largely under wraps for six months as chipmakers figured out what to do next. The released security updates have included various firmware and software updates meant as triage. In addition to Intel’s firmware updates, companies like Microsoft, Apple, Nvidia and AMD rolled out their own patches in efforts to protect their company’s devices. Intel says it recently identified the root […]

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