AMD Shares Surge, Intel Is Down, Vulnerability & 5-30% Performance Loss Remain

The performance impact of the recent security updates should not be significant and will be mitigated over time, Intel said late on Thursday, adding that Apple, Amazon, Google and Microsoft reported little to no performance impact from the security updates.

Intel maintains that there are no known exploits for the vulnerabilities, but it's encouraging computer users worldwide to enable automatic updates of their operating systems and other computer software to keep their systems up-to-date.

Microsoft has also acknowledged the issue and told CNBC (via email), "We are in the process of deploying mitigations to cloud services and have also released security updates to protect Windows customers against vulnerabilities affecting supported hardware chips from Intel, Arm, and AMD".

However, there is no evidence that any hackers have taken advantage of this - yet. "Intel's material defect can be patched-but patched computers, smartphones and devices suffer reduced performance", one of the lawsuits states.

Today will be a crucial test of the market's response to news of a massive security vulnerability that affects chips made by Intel, as well as a separate problem that hits all microprocessors, regardless of manufacturer.

During 2017 a couple of academic groupings and the so-called Google Zero Project performed research into side-channel attacks on to processors that perform speculative execution, which means most modern processor architectures.

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Microsoft yesterday released an emergency update for Windows operating system to address the vulnerabilities.

"Businesses and consumers should update operating systems and apply patches as soon as they become available". Owners of Intel-based CPUs in Oregon, California and in have sued Intel over the security flaws that have been highlighted in its chipset.

In a statement Thursday, Arm said that the majority of its processors are not affected by Spectre or Meltdown but confirmed that it has been working with Intel, AMD and other partners to develop defenses against the vulnerabilities.

The other flaw, Spectre, affects most processors now in use, though the researchers believe this flaw is more hard to exploit. If an attacker could sneak software onto your computing device, that malware could use the vulnerabilities to read private data it shouldn't be able to see - like encryption keys, passwords, bank account numbers and other sensitive data.

Two hardware bugs can be exploited to allow the memory content of a computer to be leaked.

The difference here is in the design philosophy used by chip makers which favored speed gains over security in certain situations and will require rethinking future chip designs. The most important action users can take right now is to make sure they are current on any software updates, said Ghosemajumder.

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