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Last march of the Penryns: Intel cuts Spectre fixes for some older chips

By | Gadgets, Hack, Hardware, Intel, meltdown, meltdown-spectre, Security, Spectre

As part of its ongoing efforts to patch its systems against the Meltdown and Spectre chip flaws, Intel indicated last month that it would be issuing fixes as far back as 2005’s Yorkfield processors. But in a new guidance document the company announces that many of these older platforms will not receive fixes after all.

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Intel announces hardware fixes for Spectre and Meltdown on upcoming chips

By | Gadgets, Hardware, Intel, meltdown, meltdown-spectre, Processors, Security, Spectre

When the Spectre and Meltdown bugs hit, it became clear that they wouldn’t be fixed with a few quick patches — the problem runs deeper than that. Fortunately, Intel has had plenty of time to work on it, and new chips coming out later this year will include improvements at the hardware/architecture level that protect against the flaws. Well, two out of three, anyway.

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