Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) Gears Up To Fix the CPU Security Flaws


Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is reportedly working on to address the recently detected security flaws in the modern processors. The company has not directly acknowledged the vulnerabilities reported in the C’T Magazine. It says a lot of additional vulnerabilities exists and working actively to release the patches.

Leslie Culbertson of Intel said safeguarding the data of the customers is the top priority. It is also set a high priority for protecting the products. It has already reserved CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) numbers to address the security flaws. The company is working on a routine basis and interacting with partners, customers as well as other chip makers to identify and fix the issues.

Intel will disclose the details on finalizing the patches for the vulnerabilities. Intel said the recently detected Spectre and meltdown are not the last and will provide details at an appropriate time. The company is expected to release eight security patches to address these issues.

The company will release high risk Spectre Next Generation patches in May 2018. Intel will issue the patches for medium vulnerabilities in August this year.

The hackers are gaining access to the data when corporates run the software in virtual mode to save the hardware costs. The hacker runs a malicious code to get access to all of the sensitive data when machines are running in virtual machine mode. Intel urged the users to regularly update their PCs.

Intel Hints at Redesigning the Core-branded Architecture of CPUs

Intel is reportedly looking to hire top notch professionals to redesign the core architecture of the CPUs. It is confirmed from the job listing “senior CPU micro-architect and designer” on the website of Intel. The candidate should have a capability to develop a groundbreaking CPU. The new talent is for the Hillsboro, Oregon facility of Intel.

After introducing the core architecture in the year 2006, the company is taking steps to redesign the processors. The CPUs in 2018 are still operating on the design of 1995. The company is introducing new CPUs every year just making some tweaks.

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