For last couple of weeks, Intel has been in the news after it was revealed that all of the company’s latest processors were vulnerable to Meltdown and Spectre flaws. Shortly afterwards, the company released fix to OS vendors with possibility of considerable amount of slowdown of the computers. While the performance hit hasn’t been massive, the company earlier today announced that a permanent fix to the problems is coming shortly as Intel’s upcoming processors later this year will be free from both of the vulnerabilities.
The latest news comes as the company faced its investors for quarterly earnings call. CEO Brian Krzanich said that the company is aware that it will need to do lot more going forward although the company is working around the clock over last several months to find solutions to the flaws before disclosing them to general public earlier this year.
During the event, Krzanich also mentioned that it has notified vendors to stop deploying the fix Intel released earlier as the fix has its own bugs. In order to avoid this scenario, Krzanich revealed that the processors due in later this year will go through “silicon-based’ changes which will make them secure from both pectre and Meltdown. He said, “We are committed to the task and I am confident we are up to the challenge.”