Intel Says Its Next Chips Will Be Fully Protected Against Spectre Vulnerability

While Intel continues to work hard to release Spectre mitigations for all its processors released in the past two decades, the company announced today that it discovered a method to protect its future chips against these type of hardware bugs, through a so-called “partitioning” method that stands between privilege levels and apps. According to Intel’s Brian Krzanich, the company plans to release the 8th generation of its Intel Core processors in the second half of 2018, along with the next-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors dubbed “Cascade Lake,” which will be the first to come with the said partitioning method against Spectre Variant 1 and 2.