"A CPU mystery" – Intel just fixed a huge security flaw affecting nearly … – TechRadar

Intel has fixed a high-severity flaw found in most of today’s CPUs which could have been used to crash endpoints and escalate privileges on cloud devices. 

While Intel does this on a daily basis, this time it’s different. That’s because this time, the flaw made the CPU “enter a state where normal rules don’t apply”. The CPU would glitch out entirely, and the benchmark would give results that simply shouldn’t be possible.


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