Intel CEO promises speedy patches for security flaw

Monday

By today, Intel will have issued updates for 90% of CPUs introduced in the past five years, with updates for the remainder available by the end of January.

Google 'security patches not slowing down systems'

Friday

The Alphabet firm says it deployed patches against the Spectre and Meltdown flaws last year, without slowing down its cloud services.

Intel says patches can cause reboot problems in old chips

Friday

The company may need to issue updates to fix the buggy patches and is working directly with data centre customers to "discuss" the issue.

Cloud firms consider Intel rivals after security flaws

Thursday

Some Intel data centre customers explore using microchips from rivals to build new infrastructure following the discovery of Intel security flaws.

Patches slow down PCs, servers: Microsoft

Wednesday

Intel and AMD have not disclosed the number of chips affected by the security flaws.

Intel to form cyber security group: report

According an Oregonian newspaper report, the group will create an internal cyber security group in the wake of recently disclosed flaws.

It's a rough start to 2018

Meltdown and Spectre - two errors found in CPUs - are scary flaws. How impacted are you and I?

Performance impact of security updates insignificant: Intel

The chipmaker rebuffed concerns that the flaws found in its microprocessors would reduce performance.

Apple to issue fix for devices at risk from 'Spectre' chip flaw

5 Jan

Apple will release a patch for the Safari web browser on its iPhones, iPads and Macs within days, after major chipmakers disclosed flaws.

Intel shares fall as investors worry about costs of chip flaw

Intel shares fell nearly 2 percent as investors worried about the potential financial liability and reputational hit from security flaws found in its microprocessors.

New security flaws put virtually all phones, computers at risk

A set of security flaws have been revealed which would let hackers steal sensitive information from nearly any modern computing device.

An ARM to stand on?

Dec 6, 2017

The adoption of ARM chips into the Windows PC world could be a new epoch. But South Africans may not be equipped to take advantage of that, warns James Francis.