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Intel Says It Will Release New CPUs This Year Patched Against Meltdown & Spectre

All modern processors from Intel and AMD are affected by one or the two variants of the Spectre vulnerability, as well as by the Meltdown flaw. The industry has worked together in the past several months to address these issues while keeping Spectre and Meltdown a secret from the world, until early this month. Both Intel and AMD released mitigations against Spectre and Meltdown, though Intel has had some hardware problems with its latest microcode firmware, urging the industry to revert to the previous version until the issue is fixed, and now the company announced plans to release new Spectre- and Meltdown-proof chips later this year