Saturday, February 24, 2018

Intel, AMD, Google Respond To US Government Meltdown/Spectre Inquiry

Responding to the government, Intel, AMD and Google have responded to the government's Meltdown/Spectre inquiry.

The Meltdown/Spectre incident brought the tech industry’s disclosure process for security issues to the public’s attention. As we reported before, the vulnerabilities were discovered by Google’s Project Zero research team. A multi-company initiative to fix them began in June 2017. To ensure there was enough time to develop fixes, the companies agreed to a non-disclosure policy that set the official reveal of the vulnerabilities on January 9. However, the story was leaked earlier, which ultimately forced the reveal to occur on January 3.