Chipset – Interview with The Star
Cybersecurity company Positive Technologies Research had found that the vulnerabilities could enable hackers to take over a user’s computer remotely. The issue was highlighted about four days ago and widely reported in the tech media. Intel announced that firmware and software updates addressing the problem have been made available.
Only those Intel products listed in its security advisory are vulnerable and the chipmaker told The Star that it is unaware at this time if any computers have been attacked using this flaw.
The chipsets listed as vulnerable, such as Atom E3900 and Celeron N, are used in digital surveillance, industrial automation and vehicle infotainment systems, he said, adding that while notebook and desktop users could easily update their computers, users of such systems may still be vulnerable
Government agency Cybersecurity Malaysia’s Responsive Services Division senior vice-president Dr Aswami Fadillah Mohd Ariffin agreed.
He said firmware and software updates are not always the simple solution when certain manufacturers have customised Intel processors for their products.
Full article from TheStar
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