Major Chip Meltdown

January 11, 2018

Design flaws in chips from chipmakers such as Intel, AMD, and ARM have put millions of devices at risk of being attacked by hackers. Mayank Choudhary, VP of Product at OberserveIT, was with us to explain how it happened and what consumers can do to protect themselves.

The security holes could make sensitive data, such as passwords, vulnerable and have put chipmakers in the hot seat. Choudhary said it is an IT tsunami that he did not see coming. He said consumers need to quickly update their systems with the patches released by Apple and Microsoft.

Choudhary emphasizes that transparency is key when it comes to timing of when these breaches are disclosed. With the recent string of attacks, he said he sees more pro-activeness from the suppliers and manufacturers.