Intel releases Spectre 2 microcode updates for Kaby Lake, Coffee Lake, Skylake

Intel HQ

Intel HQ

Intel has pushed out a new set of microcode patches which should mitigate Spectre on Skylake, Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake. As Navin Shenoy, executive vice president and general manager of Intel's Data Center Group further elaborated the latest patches applied to the 6th, 7th and 8th Generation Intel Core family of chips. But depending on how organized your particular vendor is, it shouldn't be long before your PC has a fix.

Fixes for the Broadwell, Haswell and Ivy Bridge processor families are now still in beta.

Intel is facing lawsuits due to their alleged actions and inactions over the recently publicized Spectre and Meltdown exploits.

The lawsuits come after AMD warned investors in late January that the company is "also subject to claims related to the recently disclosed side-channel exploits, such as Spectre and Meltdown, and may face claims or litigation for future vulnerabilities".

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It comes after Intel, which had already known about the Spectre and Meltdown issues almost a year ago and kept it secret for months, along with a number of other companies, rushed out botched updates to fix the flaws.

It's been nearly a month since Intel yanked some of its earliest patches for the Spectre vulnerabilities because of system instability and unexpected reboots. An attacker can then gain access to information that ordinarily wouldn't be able to access. The patch is for the Skylake generation (late 2015) and newer, though most users will still have to wait for the code to be implemented by whoever manufactured their computer (specifically, their motherboard). "This includes "Retpoline", a Google-developed mitigation technique for Variant 2". The gist of it is to update the operating system, browser, and firmware and keep antivirus software on at all times, but for more detailed info, feel free to check out our guide on that.

Intel's new, hopefully-less-buggy updates have been shipped to the firm's hardware partners, and some have already begun passing them on to customers.

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