Intel failed to warn US government about Meltdown and Spectre flaws before going public

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Intel is facing criticism from the US government after it was revealed that the company did not inform cyber security officials about the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities even though they had been known about for months. Reports about the Meltdown and Spectre flaws were leaked by the Register, and it wasn’t until this information hit the public domain that Intel decided to speak to US-CERT about the matter. The lack of communication from the chip-maker was revealed in a series of letters sent by technology firms to lawmakers this week. See also: Microsoft gives sysadmins Meltdown and Spectre detection in…

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