Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has hinted that Intel chips with known
security holes related to Meltdown and Spectre will get the security
fix, adding that the update rollout will be completed by the end of
The Intel CEO said in a keynote at the CES 2018 in Las Vegas
that Intel chips released in the past five years would be the first
to get the security updates . The company also noted that all
processors will be patched accordingly.
Intel, however, downplayed the concern that users’ data might have
been exploited already. The company said that to date, no reports
of security breaches related to Meltdown and Spectre have emerged.
“ As of now, we have not received any information that these
exploits have been used to obtain customer data. We are working
tirelessly on these issues to ensure it stays that way ,’’
Krzanich added that with the security fix rolling out , users will
likely experience performance hits on their systems, the magnitude
of which will depend on workload issues.
He said,“ We believe the performance impact of these updates is highly
workload dependent . Some workloads may experience a larger impact
than others , so we’ll continue working with the industry.”
Ladesope Ladelokun, with Agency report