OMG! Microsoft And Google Disclose Another Spectre-Like CPU Flaw
OMG! Microsoft And Google Disclose Another Spectre-Like CPU Flaw

We all know very well that the last few months have not been simple for the giant chip manufacturer Intel. There are many serious flaws discovered in its processors that are slow to resolve. However, now according to the latest reports, recently, the tech giant Microsoft and Google disclosed another Spectre-like flaw in Intel CPUs.

OMG! Microsoft And Google Disclose Another Spectre-Like CPU Flaw

The last few months have not been simple for the giant chip manufacturer Intel. There are many serious flaws discovered in its processors that are slow to resolve. The company has been committed to making these failures public and resolving them, but this effort does not seem to have been enough so far.

After all the trouble around all the variants of Specter and Meltdown, new flaws appeared, this time presented together by the tech giant Google and the tech giant Microsoft.

It was these two tech giants, of course, I am talking about Google and Microsoft who presented the latest Intel processor flaws, which by what is described, are very similar to the previously known Meltdown and Spectre.

The new Intel processor failure

Named Speculative Store Bypass (variant 4), this new vulnerability is very similar to what Spectre exploited and allows the speculative execution, which recent processors have in mind.

A new vector of fault scanning

This time the exploit can be done in browsers with Safari, Edge or Chrome, and is done via code execution, such as JavaScript.

Intel will have begun the process of correcting this failure, which was known late last year, having sent update code for manufacturers to integrate into their equipment.

The fix will bring performance loss

The biggest problem with this update is that this time there will even be a degradation of performance, as it was said that would be possible in previous patches. Tests performed showed a degradation in the order of 8%.

Intel is already preparing its processors so that in the future these failures do not exist and they are protected against new problems that are revealed. It is expected that in the second half of 2019 these new processors will hit the market.

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