14 Enero, 2018
The updates that delivered the fix require a significant redesign of the OS.
The three complaints, which have been filed in the days after revelations that Intel chips are vulnerable to these security bugs, cite Intel's "failure to disclose" the security vulnerability in a timely fashion.
Earlier today Patently Apple posted a report titled "Intel Officially Responds to Inaccurate Media Reporting on its Products and is Working with AMD and ARM on the issue;" with the technical issue relating to Kernel Page Table Isolation, or KPTI. Google had informed Intel and its partners of the issues back in June 2017, and all parties have been working to resolve the problem since then.
Meanwhile, Spectre could allow hackers to potentially trick otherwise error-free applications into giving up secret information.
A statement from Intel said the vulnerability was not exclusive to its chips, and implied other chipmakers such as AMD and ARM were affected, meaning even more computers and smartphones compromised - though AMD claimed to Axios there was a "near zero risk" to its processors. Within, Intel states that its next batch of security updates to its processors will grant them immunity to the exploits.
The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team explained that these flaws allow an attacker to access sensitive information. However, Intel is saying that this will not be the case. There haven't been any reports of this happening yet, but it's worrying that it's been present for so long on millions upon millions of devices.