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Intel Releases Microcode Update for Skylake CPUs Protecting Against Spectre

Category: CPU's
Posted: 09:12AM

At the beginning of the year the Spectre and Meltdown CPU vulnerabilities were revealed to the public, along with the efforts of various companies to patch the issues. This patching effort has continued ever since and now Intel has announced it released production microcode updates to its industry partners and OEM customers. This microcode will be used to create firmware updates for the Skylake platform. The microcode updates for other platforms are still in beta, allowing for additional testing for being ready for production release. Intel stresses the importance of keeping your system up to date to keep it safe from malicious attacks, such as these side-channel attacks.

Remember it was very recently revealed that a number of attacks based on Spectre and Meltdown have been showing up. While these malware samples are still young, they exist because people are trying to discover how to exploit the vulnerabilities.

Source: Intel

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