Intel CEO comments on Meltdown and Specter vulnerabilities
Just prior to this year's CES in Las Vegas, Intel, AMD, and Co. processors revealed various security vulnerabilities. Of course, this overshadows the event and above all unsettled the end customers. Now, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich addressed customers and partners in an open letter. In it, of course, he goes into "Meltdown" and "Specter" and explains the timing of problem solving.
Already last summer, Intel and other processor vendors were warned about a variety of vulnerabilities by researchers, but companies did not seem particularly interested in them, so they decided to release them in early January 2018. Since then, the issue has been hotly debated Now, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich intervened and released an open Letter to his customers. In it he first states that the cooperation with the various partners runs smoothly to publish patches for the vulnerabilities as quickly as possible. According to Krzanich, by January 15, about 90 percent of the Intel processors in the last five years will receive an update, while the remainder will follow until the end of January.
Apple users have already received several updates for iOS and macOS over the last few days to close the two gaps. Against the meltdown gap, the California company macOS released High Sierra 10.13.2 and iOS 11.2, while "Specter" was recently resolved with a supplementary update to macOS High Sierra 10.13 and iOS 11.2.2.
While Apple users are now largely safe again, the Intel CEO does not want to dismiss the matter as a unique experience, but sees Intel's customer-focused security efforts as a permanent priority. For this reason, you want to publish more information on the status, performance (loss?) And other data in the future