Nvidia confirms its GPUs are ‘immune’ to Meltdown bug
On Tuesday, Nvidia issued a security bulletin regarding updates it made to its driver software to address the Meltdown CPU vulnerability that's had tech companies running scared for the last week. But in a Q&A this morning, Nvidia's CEO was at pains to point out that none of Nvidia's hardware is vulnerable to Meltdown or Spectre; instead, it's Nvidia's software, which runs on a computer's CPU, that needed patching.
“Our GPUs are immune, they’re not affected by these security issues,” Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang said in comments noted by TechCrunch. “What we did is we released driver updates to patch the CPU security vulnerability. We are patching the CPU vulnerability the same way that Amazon , the same way that SAP, the same way that Microsoft, etc are patching, because we have software as well.”
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