The open source software vendor says it pulled the update meant to address some of the recently discovered CPU design flaws because it was faulty, not because it wanted to shift responsibility to hardware vendors.
Intel cautioned against going too far with software techniques to fix the vulnerabilities, implying slowdowns might be the fault of overzealous coders. It praised Google’s fix while withholding any recommendation for Microsoft’s approach.
The greatest noticeable impact will be on servers in corporate on-prem. data centers, Microsoft said, where even small deficits in performance can be magnified because those machines handle a large volume of actions that require talking to the...
Miami-based Immunity advocates an offensive rather than defensive approach to cybersecurity. Its business lines include testing, assessment, and consulting services, as well as specialized security products designed to ferret out the bad guys.