Earlier this week, the Register reported the bombshell news that Intel chips have a major security flaw.
Since Intel chips are the most widely used, and dominate the PC, Apple, and big server market, and fixes seem likely to impact performance, to say that this was a shocker is something of an understatement.
Intel leapt into defense mode and issued a statement about how it’s no big deal, it’s going to be fixed, and we are not the only ones with a problem. I thoroughly recommend you read the Register‘s takedown of that statement here.
It’s from that analysis, I offer the following snippet as something to muse over:
“One step below security by obscurity, there’s security by belief. Demand more.”
Secure? You better believe it!
I wonder what Bruce Schneier will say?