The Intel chipset Spectre/Meltdown vulnerability patch and why you should be concerned.

One of my customers came to me last week and asked about this new vulnerability and why he should be concerned with it. I explained to him that unlike past vulnerabilities, this one was quite different in that it effects the hardware and not the software operating system.

On January 21 of 2018, Intel the chipset manufacturer warned that you should stop deploying its current versions of Spectre/Meltdown patches, which Linux creator Linus Torvalds claims ‘complete and utter garbage.’

Keeping this in mind, Intel has advised OEMs, cloud service providers, system manufacturers, software vendors as well as end users to stop deploying the current versions of its patches until the chip giant develops ‘a solution to address it.’ states the website

Linus Torvalds explains, “They do literally insane things. They do things that do not make sense… I really don’t want to see these garbage patches just mindlessly sent out. … I think we need something better than this garbage.”

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