OS fragmentation means that many devices won’t be patched
18 January, 2018, 15:41
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"While the firmware updates are effective at mitigating exposure to the security issues, customers have reported more frequent reboots on firmware updated systems", Shenoy said in a blog post.
An analysis of 100,000 United Kingdom corporate-owned and managed mobile phones and tablets has revealed that only 4% have security updates for the Meltdown and Spectre exploits and 24% can not be updated due to the age of the device. But older processors, lacking these newer features, will be significantly burdened and system performance will suffer under some workloads. They are similar in the sense that they exploit flaws in CPU architecture dating back decades to extract user information both from local applications on a device or, in the case of Spectre, from websites through a web browser.
"We have received reports from a few customers of higher system reboots after applying firmware updates", Shenoy said in a January 11 blog post.
Intel has already said that it believes that there are other options that will mitigate the performance drop, most notably Google's Retpolinepatch, which is said to have an nearly zero impact. Shenoy also notes that these patches will have an impact on performance, at least based on their data center tests.
Patching: Performance ImpactTested: Server platforms running two-socket Intel Xeon Scalable systems (code-named Skylake), which is Intel's latest server microarchitecture. "For example, there are other mitigations options that could yield less impact".
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