Intel Chip Flaw

It has just been announced that a defect in Intel Microprocessor chips has the potential to affect computers worldwide, with the patch potentially making them run 50% slower. It has been discovered that the Intel Chip Flaw could allow for the internal memory to be accessed, with researchers fearing that hackers will use this opportunity to steal passwords and other confidential information.

Intel, however, have said that the flaw was not unique to Intel products and said it does not have the potential to “corrupt, modify or delete data”.

How could the Intel chip flaw affect me?

Users may notice the applications below will be slow.

· Gaming Software’s

· Graphic Software’s

· Large Spreadsheets

Companies which offer large cloud- computing products may be affected. Such as:

· Amazon

· Google

· Microsoft

What is being done about the Intel chip flaw?

Developers are working hard to prevent hackers from taking advantage. Microsoft has already patched the majority of the Azure Infrastructure, with the last portion on track to be fixed this week. Microsoft have also announced that an update patch for Windows and uses machines will be released within the next few weeks.

Here at TechQuarters, we strive to ensure our customers are protected from this vulnerability and are on-hand to update all our customers machines as soon as the new update is released. For more information on the intel chip fix, feel free to contact us on 0800 148 8001 or email tellmemore@techquarters.com.

Ian Pratt, formerly a senior lecturer at the University of Cambridge stated: “Operating system vendors are making fairly significant changes to work around this issue. This is going to be one of the most complex security updates any OS vendor has ever had to deliver.”

What we recommend?

We encourage users to ensure their computers are up-to-date with the latest Windows updates. Patches are being produced for major platforms and we encourage users to install them as soon as they become available.

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