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Security researchers on Jan. 3 disclosed several software analysis methods that, when used for malicious purposes, have the potential to improperly gather sensitive data from many types of computing devices with different vendors’ processors and operating systems.

Intel is committed to product and customer security and to responsible disclosure.


Jan. 3, 2018: Intel Responds to Security Research Findings
Jan. 4, 2018: Intel Issues Updates to Protect Systems from Security Exploits
Jan. 4, 2018: Industry Testing Shows Recently Released Security Updates Not Impacting Performance in Real-World Deployments
Jan. 8, 2018: Intel CEO Addresses Security Research Findings during 2018 CES Keynote Address
Jan. 9, 2018: Intel Offers Security Issue Update
Jan. 10, 2018: Intel Security Issue Update: Initial Performance Data Results for Client Systems
Jan. 11, 2018: Intel’s Security-First Pledge
Jan. 11, 2018: Intel Security Issue Update: Addressing Reboot Issues
Jan. 17, 2018: Firmware Updates and Initial Performance Data for Data Center Systems
Jan. 22, 2018: Root Cause of Reboot Issue Identified; Updated Guidance for Customers and Partners


Partner Announcements

Microsoft Azure: Securing Azure Customers from CPU Vulnerability
Google Security Blog: More Details About Mitigations for the CPU Speculative Execution Issue
Amazon AWS: Processor Speculative Execution Research Disclosure
Apple: About Speculative Execution Vulnerabilities in ARM-Based and Intel CPUs