Reply to post: Re: Intel "shouldn't be selling CPUs?"

Meltdown/Spectre week three: World still knee-deep in something nasty

JohnFen Silver badge

Re: Intel "shouldn't be selling CPUs?"

"This isn't a bug, the chips work as expected"

I suppose that depends on how you define "bug". By my definition, this is definitely a bug (unless being vulnerable to a side-channel attack was intended) -- a bug in design rather than execution, but a bug nonetheless.

"a lot of the press, especially the less technical press are making it out like this is a huge bug that should've been noticed"

I agree that this is a mischaracterization by the press. This was a very subtle thing, and it's hard to fault engineers for not noticing it.

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