Reports across the internet are confirming that every CPU since 1995, whether it’s Intel, AMD, ARM, or other, has a major security flaw. Unfortunately, it seems that emails like these are now the new normal.
According to Google’s Project Zero, and admissions by the CPU’s own manufactures, there is an issue with how the processors handle speculative execution, allowing access to passwords and other sensitive data without leaving a trace.
The two attack vectors that researchers are concerned about are Meltdown and Spectre. It is not entirely certain if security products can even detect these two types of malware. To be clear, there is no evidence of exploitation yet, but researchers are deeply worried. They pointed out that the attacks don’t leave any traces in traditional log files and they are unlikely to be detected by security products. The details of these two threats are continually being modified. powersolution.com is staying current with the updated reports.
Both Microsoft and Apple have already released patches for their respective operating systems for the Intel Chip flaw. Due to the nature of how the patch resolves the issue, powersolution.com will be performing testing before pushing the patches to our clients to ensure systems are stable once the patch has been applied.