Congressman requests Meltdown and Spectre briefing from chip makers

From Engadget - January 16, 2018

The Meltdown and Spectre security flaws were brought to everyone's attention earlier this month and a number of companies have released patches to address the exploits. Intel, which has promised to patch all recent chips by the end of the month, is now facing a number of lawsuits over the bugs.

Along with requesting a briefing, Representative McNerney also listed a handful of issues that the companies should be able to address. Those include questions about how consumers will be impacted by Spectre and Meltdown, when the companies first learned of them, if there's any evidence that the vulnerabilities have been exploited and how the companies are ensuring new chips will be secure.


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