To speed up computing, modern computer processors will try to jump ahead to process software routines while they are still awaiting the outcome of another operation or instruction.
Two hardware bugs can be exploited to allow the memory content of a computer to be leaked. Closing the security hole will result in a significant performance hit to each system.
Intel's (INTC) attempt to explain and remedy a security issue with its chips did little to assuage investors on Thursday, as the company's shares fell hard for a second straight trading session.
More lawsuits are expected to arise while Intel attempts to mitigate the damage.
An Intel spokeswoman commented that Krzanich's plan to sell his shares were unrelated to the chip design flaw, but declined to provide an alternative explanation. This includes Docker, LXC, and OpenVZ as well.
Games hardware giant Intel has responded to recent reports of a bug and flaw in its CPUs.
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According to the benchmarks performed by Reddit user Laexe, the Windows 10 security update resulted in less than 1% performance reduction in general CPU tests, but its impact on gaming frame rate reached as much as 13% reduction.
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US reports said the sale netted Krzanich about US$25 million (NZ$35m) and reduced his holding in Intel shares to the minimum allowed by the company. "If you do this, you should be fine".
System updates are made available by system manufacturers, operating system providers and others.
Intel's CEO Brian Krzanich sold off $24 million worth of company stock after Google had informed Intel of a significant security vulnerability in its Flagship PC processors. The company, however, confirmed that it's not affected by this problem.
That suit, which seeks class-action status, asserts "Intel willfully, recklessly, knowingly and intentionally violated" Oregon law by selling defective chips and failing to disclose the security issue.
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The United States Computer Emergency Response Team, a government body, has issued an advisory confirming processors' performance could be diminished "by up to 30 per cent".
When investing geniuses David and Tom Gardner have a stock tip, it can pay to listen. However, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon and Google have already addressed the security bug with the latest cumulative updates for their respective platforms.
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