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Who will pay for Meltdown and Spectre? Chip flaws could leave a financial mess in their wake

posted onJanuary 12, 2018
by l33tdawg

2018 greeted CIOs around the planet in quite rude fashion, following the revelation of two 20-year-old undiscovered security flaws in the chips that run their clouds and data centers last week. The patches required to fix the flaws haven’t affected everyone equally, but customers who now find themselves with workloads that run 10 percent to 20 percent slower than they did a month ago can’t be pleased.

Someone is going to have to pay for this.

The tech world was stunned by the revelation last week that researchers at Google and several universities discovered two design flaws in the way almost all modern processors handle the execution of code, and we’re only just beginning to understand the impact of this debacle.

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