Intel has acknowledged new flaws that open up their Core and Xeon processors to exploits. In a report by Reuters, the chipmaker revealed the following flaws can allow exploits that can access some parts of a computer’s memory.
Intel goes into more detail on the ramifications of the exploits in a post on their company blog.
“We are not aware of reports that any of these methods have been used in real-world exploits, but this further underscores the need for everyone to adhere to security best practices.”
Intel released updates to address the flaws, but not completely solving the issues. The updates reduce the risk for users, especially personal computer clients and data centers. Microsoft released new updates to address additional Spectre protections.
Back in January 2018, security researchers revealed flaws that they said could allow hackers to steal sensitive information from almost every computer that uses Intel Core and Xeon chipsets, AMD, and ARM.Further reading: Intel, Microsoft