Meltdown and Spectre: To patch or to concentrate on attack detection?

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Patching to protect machines against Meltdown and Spectre attacks is going slow, and the provided patches, in some instances, lead to more problems than just slowdowns.

In fact, Intel has admitted that they have “received reports from a few customers of higher system reboots after applying firmware updates.”

“Specifically, these systems are running Intel Broadwell and Haswell CPUs for both client and data center,” Navin Shenoy, general manager of Intel’s Data Center Group, confirmed.

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