Major flaw discovered in Intel 6th and 7th-gen processors

A critical flaw has been discovered in Intel’s Skylake and Kaby Lake processors, according to a warning message published by Debian.org.

The flaw is apparently present in all hyper-threaded mobile, desktop, HEDT, and embedded chips, and could result in the chips misbehaving.

The issue consists of a microcode defect which only affects the processor when hyper-threading is enabled, and the warning recommended that all affected users immediately disable hyper-threading.

Intel has fixed the issue for certain processors, but users will have to install a microcode package or BIOS update to apply the fix.

Users should reportedly disable hyper-threading in their BIOS settings and contact their system vendor to acquire an update which fixes the problem.

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Major flaw discovered in Intel 6th and 7th-gen processors