Senators vexed by slow pace of Spectre/Meltdown disclosures

From: FCW

By Chase Gunter

Members of the Senate commerce committee expressed frustration about a delay in notifying government about the Spectre and Meltdown chipset bugs, and they want to see a change in industry’s approach to notifications after it uncovers vulnerabilities.

After initially discovering the widespread hardware vulnerabilities in 2017, Intel reportedly alerted a group of customers that included Chinese companies before it notified the U.S. government, prompting concerns of Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee members at a July 11 hearing that foreign governments may find out about security flaws before U.S. officials do.

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