If you read the news in the last couple of days, you probably read that Intel processors have massive hardware bugs dating back from 1995, Meltdown and Spectre !!!!
Those bugs are really severe as they enable the user to read all of the memory, and especially memory that the user should not have access too. Thos hardware bugs are absolutely devastating.
The Intel PR machine was in full effect in crisis damaging mode really stating bullshit.
The register wrote a very nice article rewording the Intel statement in normal language.
Linus Torvals ripped Intel apart for this hardware bug, and he is totally right in my opinion.
Looking at the patch proposed to the kernel, this gives you a really crazy idea about what the developers think about the bug…
/* Assume for now that ALL x86 CPUs are insecure */ – setup_force_cpu_bug(X86_BUG_CPU_INSECURE); + if (c->x86_vendor != X86_VENDOR_AMD) + setup_force_cpu_bug(X86_BUG_CPU_INSECURE)
I am really pissed about the communication from Intel, the severity of the bugs, and the fact that the Intel CEO sold his stock options/shares when he was made aware of those bugs.Intel deserves the class-action lawsuits that are coming to the company.