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Hardware Technology Providers Must Plan Mitigation for Spectre and Meltdown Processor Exploits

Published: 01 February 2018

ID: G00351154

Analyst(s): Joseph Unsworth , Alan Priestley


The IT industry is responding to the recently announced Spectre and Meltdown exploits against underlying microprocessor design flaws. Technology product management leaders at technology providers must plan to integrate updates and disseminate to customers as quickly and as widely as possible.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Initial Mitigation Will be via Software Updates, Including Patches for OSs, Hypervisors and Applications
  • Vendors Are in the Process of Issuing Microcode Updates for Their Microprocessors

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