Intel warns against using Spectre patch due to higher reboots


The firm claims to have already issued early versions of fixes for these issues to its partners, but not yet a final release.

The chip maker began investigating its patch after users reported machines were unexpectedly rebooting after installing the update.

It also comes after Microsoft was forced to withdraw AMD's patch for the Spectre bug after causing users similar problems.

The company said the patches will be available after testing is completed.

More news: Jets WR Threatened to Sexually Assault Cop's Wife

This unfortunate development came to light Monday, when Intel issued an official statement telling a groups of its customers to just slow their roll when it comes to updating their critically vulnerable systems.

Because a patch is incoming, Intel now officially recommends that "OEMs, cloud service providers, system manufacturers, software vendors and end users stop deployment of current versions" of the fix. The progress we have made in identifying a root cause for Haswell and Broadwell will help us address issues on other platforms. Intel's only said that more details for regarding when the Haswell/Broadwell fix would arriving later this week. "The security of our products is critical for Intel, our customers and partners, and for me, personally". The same issues have been happening on Ivy Bridge, Sandy Bridge, Skylake, and Kaby Lake processors too; Intel says it's "actively working on developing solutions" for those platforms as well.

Intel Corp. reported on Monday that it has discovered the cause of reboot issues that affected its Broadwell and Haswell processors after patches were applied created to fix potential side-channel "speculative execution" exploits.

A new version of the Meltdown/Spectre patches has been developed and is now in testing, Intel said. It may be that Haswell and Broadwell fixes will arrive soon, but that the other processors will take longer to fix.