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Intel Urging Users To Not Download Security Update; New Version On The Way

Intel has told its users to hold off on updating their software if they haven’t already as it is causing systems to reboot.

Last week, documents uncovered by the Wall Street Journal said there was a flaw in the Intel security update, with the company later on confirming there was a reboot issue with several customers.

The company has said it is working on a new update, with more information on the date to be released later on in the week.

During the weekend, the company rolled out an early version of the updated solution to industry partners for testing. Once testing has been completed it will release that update.

Navin Shenoy, executive vice president and general manager of the Data Center Group at Intel said in a post, “I apologise for any disruption this change in guidance may cause.┬áThe security of our products is critical for Intel, our customers and partners, and for me, personally. I assure you we are working around the clock to ensure we are addressing these issues.”

Shenoy recommends OEMs, cloud service partners, system manufacturers, software vendors and end users stop deployment of current version, as they may introduce higher than expected reboots and other unpredictable system behaviour.


He asks that Intel’s industry partners focus efforts on testing early versions of the updated solution so we can accelerate its release.

A couple of weeks ago, a security flaw was discovered in Intel’s computer chip where it could make user’s private information vulnerable to hacking.

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