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Intel chief says chip flaw damage contained by industry

Intel chief says chip flaw damage contained by industry Intel chief says chip flaw damage contained by industry
Velma Reese | 09 January, 2018, 11:04

Apple released updates today for some of its products to address the potential security threats posed by two recently disclosed CPU attack methods. Processors from Intel, AMD and ARM Holdings are affected, to varying degrees.

"These issues apply to all modern processors and affect almost all computing devices and operating systems".

He thanked the industry for its "remarkable" response, with Microsoft, Apple, Google, and Amazon getting the first set of patches out very soon after it was disclosed.

As a result, the security issues that were discovered were not flaws or bugs, he said.

He said that Intel had not received any information that any data has been compromised on its chips to date.

The bugs, first publicly disclosed last week, affect nearly all modern computer processors to some extent, including Intel chips. The ARM design is commonly used in iPhones but Apple did not respond to questions about its devices being potentially affected by the bugs. However, that point is in some dispute.

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And "driver's seat" may be the operative term here: it looks like that majority of Intel's news for this year focused on new deals with carmakers as they move to test and adopt autonomous driving systems. The features that hackers could exploit are a bit like a door or window in a house, which burglars can exploit but that builders would not consider leaving out.

For now, the US government-funded Software Engineering Institute suggests that software updates could be a temporary fix to the problem.

This is not a full-blown fix, as you might expect, but Apple promises that it will "continue to develop and test further mitigations for these issues and [.] release them in upcoming updates of iOS, macOS, and tvOS".

"Because chip replacements are not going to happen tomorrow, realistically, software is being updated", Sitaram Chamarty, a Tata Consultancy Services security researcher, told CNNMoney.

It also emerged that Brian Krzanich, Intel's chief executive, sold millions of dollars worth of shares in November before the public knew about the bug. One variant of Spectre could be exploited through web browsers, which is why Apple issued fixes for Safari.

Apart from Spectre, other other hardware-based exploits such as "Meltdown" are serious issues that could harm your device. Intel has promised to roll out the fix but experts believe the update may end up slowing down the devices.

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