Microsoft, Amazon, and Google React To Flaws Found In Intel Chips

Leading tech giants released updates on steps taken to counter security vulnerabilities such as Meltdown and Spectre found in Intel chips.

Microsoft, Amazon, and Google React To Flaws Found In Intel Chips
Tech Giants Respond To Discovery Of Security Flaws In Intel Chips

Microsoft, Google, and Amazon outlined that they are providing updates on cloud services and other platforms to counter flaws of intel chips. They updated on steps they have taken after The Register publicly exposed the vulnerabilities in Intel Chips on Tuesday.

The security flaw in Intel chips allowed hackers to steal information from a memory of computer chips on some personal devices and data centers. Passwords and cached files were vulnerable for hacking and provided access to hackers to gain control over some security features.

Security vulnerabilities such as Meltdown and Spectre have affected Intel chips. tech giants have taken necessary measures to mitigate effects of the vulnerabilities.

Microsoft said that it has been working with manufacturers to counter vulnerabilities and protect customers.

Microsoft spokesperson told CNBC in an email, “We are in the process of deploying mitigations to cloud services and have also released security updates to protect Windows customers against vulnerabilities affecting supported hardware chips from Intel, Arm, and AMD.”

On the other hand, Google offered few details about the concerns and will release a full report soon. The search engine giant made necessary changes in its public cloud service as a measure to counter attacks from Meltdown and Spectre.

“We used our VM Live Migration technology to perform the updates with no user impact, no forced maintenance windows and no required restarts,” wrote Ben Treynor Sloss, Google Engineering Vice President, in a blog post.

Amazon informed its customers of its AWS cloud services about the vulnerability being present for more than 20 years in modern processor architectures such as Intel, ARM, and AMD across servers, mobile devices, and desktops.

It outlined that customers need to patch the operating systems they have been using.


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