Intel provides quarterly updates for CPUs with fixes for Spectre variants
Intel has released several security updates for the company’s processor products, which are used to fix potential security threats to processors and more.
For example, the Intel processor Spectre and Meltdown security vulnerabilities that leaked at the beginning of the year, this update Intel also brings the latest patch for the Spectre variant.
It is worth noting that according to the exclusive news of the technology media The Register: Intel will periodically release security patches in a quarterly update.
Fix for Spectre variants:
This quarterly update includes Spectre variants in addition to regular bug fixes. Attackers need to run malicious code on the user’s computer before they can be exploited.
Keys and other sensitive information are then extracted from other software processes by speculative execution issues, so Intel needs to release an update to fix this.
According to Intel’s previous plans, it will continue to release updates for Spectre and Meltdown flaw in the future. This Spectre variant vulnerability mainly affects the 4-7 generation Core series.
Where should the user get the update:
Under normal circumstances, Intel will make a patch in advance to the partner, such as the motherboard manufacturer to get the patch and then release updates for their products.
Therefore, users need to go to the motherboard manufacturer’s official website to download the BIOS and other types of driver updates, and the manufacturer’s release time may be advanced.
For example, the update released by Intel has been handed over to the manufacturer a few months ago, and most manufacturers have already released firmware packages for their respective products.
Other ways: Users can also go directly to Intel’s official website to download the ME management engine for updates. Users should also update in time based on security considerations.