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Intel's Meltdown And Spectre code Fix Is inflicting sudden System Rebooting

    Abdulaziz Sobh

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    Intel's Meltdown And Spectre code Fix Is inflicting sudden System Rebooting

    With most of the eye targeted on Intel with regards to Meltdown and Spectre -- Intel is that the sole chip OEM that's littered with each vulnerability -- the corporate has done its best to undertake to be as clear as attainable regarding however it problems code updates and patches for affected systems.

    Roughly per week agone, Intel started rolling out the primary code updates geared toward mitigating any security problems encompassing each Meltdown and Spectre. However, presently, customers began experiencing problems with their systems rebooting unexpectedly. the problem was initially delivered to the general public sphere through a piece that was printed within the Wall Street Journal yesterday afternoon.

    After the article was printed, Navin Shenoy, govt vice chairman and top dog of Intel's information Center cluster, issued an announcement addressing the matter. "We have received reports from many customers of upper system reboots when applying code updates," same Shenoy. "Specifically, these systems are running Intel Broadwell and Haswell CPUs for each shopper and information center. we tend to ar operating quickly with these customers to grasp, diagnose and address this revive the issue."


    According to Shenoy, Intel can presumably be pushing out revised code (sans sudden rebooting) through its "normal channels", and is in direct contact with its information center customers concerning the problem.

    We should note that Intel isn't the sole company have issued with patches for Spectre and Meltdown. Microsoft issued Spectre patches last week for systems running on AMD processors, however, some users had their systems bricked by the patch. Microsoft reciprocally blasted AMD for the mishap, citing poor documentation.

    "Wear operating closely with them to correct a problem that paused the distribution of patches for a few older AMD processors (AMD Opteron, Athlon, and AMD Turion X2 extremist families) earlier in the week," same AMD's Mark Papermaster in response. "We expect this issue to be corrected shortly and Microsoft ought to resume updates for these older processors by next week."