Intel users: Have you received firmware update to your PCs

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Intel brings a new firmware update

Finally, Intel brings a new firmware update to its popular and latest chips that are affected by security flaws. For the past several weeks, the chip maker developing an update to protect their customers. The security flaws, Spectre and Meltdown, affect intel Kaby Lake, Coffee Lake Core and Skylake chips.

A few weeks after google reveal, Intel identified the root cause of unexpected reboots on updated Broadwell and Haswell chips and prompted PC makers to stop deploying its mitigations. The reboots first occur on Broadwell and Haswell processors, then later causing stability issues on Skylake and Kaby Lake chips.

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New microcode for Skylake chips

PC manufacturers Dell, HP, and Lenovo paused their BIOS updates while Intel worked on stable fixes. Microsoft also discharged an out-of-band patch to disable Intel’s fix on the systems it had installed on. Recently, Intel released new microcode for Skylake chips, but didn’t unveil the status of Broadwell and Haswell chips.

According to Intel, a new set of microcode updates that mitigate Spectre attacks on its 6th, 7th, and 8th generation Intel Core chips. Also release new updates for its latest Core X-Series and Intel Xeon Scalable and Xeon D processors for data centers.

While, the chip giant last week revealed it is facing 32 legal claims over the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, and extra claims over affirmed insider exchanging.

At last, we’re happy to see these patches running. In the meantime, be that as it may, there’s some inquiry into the matter of whether Spectre can consider solved.