Truth to be told, Intel didn’t really have a good time recently. While Meltdown and Spectre security issues might be affecting all manufacturers, the company was badly hit by it especially when reports pointed out that fixes to these issues might cause performance degradation. Naturally, Intel decided to address the issue at CES 2018.
At the start of the company’s opening keynote for the event, Intel’s CEO Brian Krzanich has stated that it will be releasing updates to cover processors and products that Intel has introduced for the past five years. More than 90 percent of the products will be covered within a week while the rest will be patched by the end of January.
Brian also pointed out the performance impact of these fixes depends highly on the type of workload that users run. Some might be higher than others but nevertheless, Intel has pledged that it will work together with the whole industry to continuously minimize the impact on the affected workloads over time.
Not to forget, the CEO also pointed out that Intel has yet to receive any reports of the security issues being exploited to obtain data from its customers. All in all, things seem to be under control but nevertheless, it is always a good thing to be vigilant when it comes to security matters.