5 Questions Partners Have For Intel About Spectre And Meltdown Ahead Of Its Q4 Earnings


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Have there been any actual exploits of the Spectre and Meltdown flaws?

The exploits behind the Spectre and Meltdown flaws themselves, which account for three variants of a side-channel analysis security issue in server and PC processors, potentially could enable hackers to access protected data.

While the vulnerabilities leave Intel chips open to hacking attacks, so far there is no evidence that hackers have exploited the vulnerabilities.  Partners, for their part, want more definitive answers from Intel on if there have been any actual exploits of the Spectre and Meltdown flaws.

"We haven't heard of any real exploits of this [flaw]," said Marc Harrison, president of Silicon East, a Marlboro, N.J.-based solution provider.



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