Intel Releases Updates to Make PCs Immune to Metldown and Spectre Security Flaws

The company says that it worked lately to develop an update to most of its CPUs for personal computers and servers released in the past five years. The updates will make those systems immune to the Meltdown and Spectre hardware bugs that could be exploited by unprivileged attackers to steal sensitive data stored in kernel memory. Intel says that these updates come as both software patches and firmware updates. While many users were worried that the patches the Intel and other tech giants have developed to address the Meltdown and Spectre security exploits will have a huge impact on the overall performance of their machines, Intel still believes the performance impact of these updates is mostly workload-dependent for the average computer user. Again, they said that if there will be performance issues, these will most certainly be mitigated over time.