Microsoft: Xbox One Consoles Unaffected by Meltdown Exploits
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Currently, the technology world is ablaze with controversy thanks to the emergence of the Meltdown exploit. Previously, it was believed to impact Intel chips, but that seems to have expanded to ARM and AMD chips as well. Of course, the Xbox One family of consoles is powered by a Jaguar, a product from AMD. Naturally, Xbox One owners are concerned about security vulnerabilities baked into their consoles, which can store all kinds of information. Luckily, Xbox fans appear to be safe.

Mike Ybarra, the VP of gaming over at Microsoft took to Twitter to address the matter. It’s a brief Tweet, and all it says is the “security architecture” already in the Xbox already “mitigates” the security vulnerabilities related to these chips.

Unfortunately, it’s still unclear how these issues, and the fix Microsoft released for Windows 10 platforms, will ultimately impact people. Gaming or otherwise, there is potential for performance issues and who knows what else. Combined with potential insider trading from Intel’s EO, and we’ll likely be hearing about this story for a while.

Source: Windows Central 

Lucas White
Lucas White
@HokutoNoRucas

Contributing Writer
Date: 01/05/2018

01/05/2018 06:30PM

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