Intel Says Patches For Chip Issue Could Have Flaws
Documents uncovered by the Wall Street Journal Intel says it has identified three issues in updates released in the past week for microcode, its software installed directly on the processor.
Meaning the updates for the Intel computer chip flaw had its own flaws. In the document, Intel urges customers to delay additional deployment of these microcode updates and the company will provide frequent updates.
Companies such as Microsoft are those who have issued these updates.
Intel posted a statement on its website saying, “We have received reports from a few customers of higher system reboots after applying firmware updates. Specifically, these systems are running Intel Broadwell and Haswell CPUs for both client and data center. We are working quickly with these customers to understand, diagnose and address this reboot issue.
“If this requires a revised firmware update from Intel, we will distribute that update through the normal channels. We are also working directly with data centre customers to directly discuss the issue. End-users should continue to apply updates recommended by their system and operating system providers.”
Only last week was it uncovered that Intel’s computer chips had a major security flaw that could make user’s private information such as passwords, vulnerable to hackers.