Intel releases "Security-First Pledge" after chip flaw criticism

|About: Intel Corporation (INTC)|By:, SA News Editor

Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) posts a “Security-First Pledge” from CEO Brian Krzanich that includes three commitments to customers in the wake of the chip security flaws.

Intel says at least 90% of Intel CPUs released in the past five years will be updated by January 15. Updates will then begin for older products. 

Promising better transparency: “We know that the impact on performance varies widely, based on the specific workload, platform configuration, and mitigation technique. We commit to provide frequent progress reports of patch progress, performance data and other information.” 

Security assurance: Intel will “publicly identify significant security vulnerabilities following rules of responsible disclosure” and add funding for security threat research.   

Intel shares are up 0.5% today and down 7.9% YTD.    

Previously: Tech giants scurry to patch chip flaws; Intel -2.6% (Jan. 4)

Previously: Tech giants see little performance impact from Intel chip issues (Jan. 5)

Previously: Intel unveils security updates, self-driving car (Jan. 9)

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