Is Your Xbox One Security Structure At Risk?

Performance impact of the recent security updates should not be significant and will be mitigated

Performance impact of the recent security updates should not be significant and will be mitigated

Owners of Intel-based CPUs in Oregon, California and Indiana have sued Intel over the security flaws that have been highlighted in its chipset.

This could mean that a significant portion of the Intel CPUs out there will be left vulnerable to attacks, as most people refresh their computers after five years.

While it's urging to see that Xbox is unaffected, different sorts of devices from PC to telephones, and web servers, still aren't completely checked. While software vendors like Microsoft, Apple have patched their operating system for PCs including open-source Linux operating system, the question remained about the security of gaming consoles.

"Intel has begun providing software and firmware updates to mitigate these exploits".

Meltdown is a failure of the isolation between the operating system of a computer, and the user's applications.

Intel is closely working with the rivals AMD and ARM to fix the critical security loophole as soon as possible.

Meltdown is a particular problem for companies such as Amazon and Google with cloud hosting services. "Intel has already issued updates for the majority of processor products introduced within the past five years", says an Intel spokesperson. So all devices from computers to smartphones to tablets are impacted by the flaws.

"Contrary to some reports, any performance impacts are workload-dependent, and, for the average computer user, should not be significant and will be mitigated over time", Intel said in an earlier statement. Much debate now seems set to ensue as to what degree which processors are affected and how much they are hobbled in performance by the resulting software burden.

The fruity cargo-cult said it had released mitigations to defend against Meltdown in iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2, and tvOS 11.2.

Furthermore, the three lawsuits cite not just the security vulnerability itself, but also Intel's failure to disclose these vulnerabilities.

The vulnerability which affects processors from Intel, AMD, and ARM could allow hackers to steal passwords and other secret data. Sony, the other major console manufacturer, whose Playstation also uses custom AMD processor, has not responded or confirmed about the effect of Meltdown on its game consoles.

A site, Meltdownattack.com, hosted by the Graz University of Technology - researchers from which also reported both Meltdown and Spectre - has further details.

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