Selected Intel CPU Families Will No Longer Be Patched for Meltdown, Spectre Flaws

Intel recently revealed that it will no longer be issuing patches for certain CPU families affected by the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, saying that it would just be impractical and would lack support.

Intel says that it will no longer be rolling out Spectre 2 variant fixes for CPU families including Bloomfield, Clarksfield, Gulftown, Harpertown Xeon C0, Harpertown Xeon E0, Jasper Forest, Penryn/QC, SoFIA 3GR, Wolfdale C0 and M0, Wolfdale E0 and R0, Wolfdale Xeon X0, Wolfdale Xeon E0, Yorkfield, and Yorkfield Xeon.

Intel had previously announced that its 8th generation of Core processors will feature built-in protections for both flaws

Source: ZDNet

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