"Intel's patches for Spectre and Meltdown causing reboots"
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Intel's patches for Spectre and Meltdown causing reboots
Intel's fix for Spectre and Meltdown is faulty.
In a blog post Intel says, we recommend that OEMs, cloud service providers, system manufacturers, software vendors, and end users stop deployment of current versions of the patch.
As they may introduce higher than expected reboots and other unpredictable system behavior.
Intel says it has identified the cause of these reboots and will release an updated patch in the future.
The blog post also says Intel is asking its partners to test early versions of its fix and more details would be shared later.
Spectre and Meltdown are two design flaws in modern processors that affects computers, phones, and more.
The flaws could allow attacker to access all kinds of data from memory.
Earlier this month, Intel said the patches to fix its processors could slow down performance of its chips Up to 6%.
The company downplayed the effect, saying the performance impact should not be significant for average computer users.
To find out how to protect yourself from meltdown and spector, check out cnet.com, we've got a guide taht we keep updating as more information becomes available.
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