The tech world was shocked during early this year when a team of researchers, who are working independently found out the vulnerabilities of the two chips. These two chips are used in every single Intel processor. The vulnerability of the two chips has impacted the processor for a decade. The vulnerabilities were named Spectre and Meltdown, which provides malicious programs to hackers. They can access sensitive data even if you have stored that data in protected memory.
After these findings by researchers, Intel has rolled out an update for security patch which cautions OEMs and users to avoid installing it. The embarrassment again haunts Intel when it is found out that the security patch may have higher reboots and other unexpected system behavior.
Intel’s company next-gen Xeon and 8th-gen Intel Core processors are scheduled to get a release during the second half of 2018. It includes some design changes which will counter the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. The parts of the processors are redesign in such a way that the new design got partitions. The partitions are the new level of protection that will protect from Variants 2 and 3 threat as said by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich. He said that the partitioning is the additional protective walls that are used between applications and user privilege is to create an obstacle for vulnerabilities.
Krzanich said that the Intel has rolled out updates for the existing machines which is a microcode update to protect its machines which are about five years old.