Spectre and Meltdown Flaws Continue To Plague Intel

Episode 1457 (01:27)

With the now infamous Spectre and Meltdown processor flaws affecting every intel based computer for the last ten years, Intel pushed out a fast fix to plug the holes. Now they're saying not to use it. It seems that some computers will get stuck in a reboot loop. So the cure is worse than the disease. To date, there's been no evidence that the Spectre and Meltdown flaws have been exploited, so Leo is wondering if the right advice is to do nothing at all. At least until a new fix has been released, or that malware shows up that will take advantage of it. Meanwhile, Leo recommends update EVERYTHING (except the Intel fix). From your motherboard to your OS. Even firmware and BIOS updates. It's always a good idea to keep your machine updated.

What a mess.