US Congressman Asking Intel To Explain Its Chip Flaw
Californian Congressman and member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Jerry McNerney has written a letter to the CEOs of Intel, Arm and AMD asking them for a briefing on the recent Intel chip security flaw also known as the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities.
In his letter McNerney wrote, “I am looking to better understand the nature of these critical vulnerabilities, the danger they pose to consumers, and what steps your companies plan to take to protect consumers.
“The Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities are glaring warning signs that we must take cybersecurity more seriously. In recent years, we witnessed the largest global ransomware attack in history and the largest distributed-denial-of-service attack of its kind in history. The warning signs keep piling on, yet cybersecurity practices continue to lag far behind.”
Arm Holdings CEO said something like the Intel security flaw could happen again. Right now Intel is facing three class action lawsuits over this security flaw in the US states of California, Indiana and Oregon.
This comes one day after US lawmakers also asked for a rundown on the Apple iPhone slowdown.