How slow will your computer be once Intel fixes the ‘meltdown’ security flaw?

Intel Chip Security

Intel, ARM, and AMD are dealing with a significant security flaw that affects all sorts of computers including smartphones, laptops, and desktops, as well as cloud servers. Intel seems to be most affected by the issue. It’s a hardware problem that needs to be patched via a software update so that hackers can’t exploit it to steal sensitive data like passwords. The fixes will also slow down computers by between 5% to 30%, according to some researchers.

Intel downplayed the risks in a press release the other day, and says that most users won’t notice the slowdown. But is that really the case?

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How slow will your computer be once Intel fixes the ‘meltdown’ security flaw? originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 4 Jan 2018 at 13:43:21 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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