A wide spread, unknown security flaw in Intel CPUs might have gotten to AMD processors and ARM-based processors. An announcement made by Intel CEO States that ‘phones and everything’ is affected by the flaw, in a matter of fact, pretty much everybody.
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich can be quoted telling CNBC:
Phones, PCs, everything are going to have some impact, but it’ll vary from product to product.
ARM carried out a processor security update which points that a number of iPhones, iPads, iPods and Apple TVs are not left out as they were also affected. The update listed processors such as Cortex-A8, Cortex-A9 and Cortex-A15 as being vulnerable.
The design of the A-series chipset used in iOS devices is handled by Apple; these are built on ARM hardware. These makes it inescapable of the Intel CPU kernel bug as some of the A-series makes use of Cortex-A8, -A9 and -A15 processors, and therefore open to hackers.
9to5Mac website further listed the devices affected, they are:
- iPhone 4
- iPhone 4S
- iPhone 5
- iPhone 5C
- iPad (1st gen)
- iPad 2
- iPad (3rd gen)
- Apple TV (2nd gen)
- Apple TV (3rd gen)
- iPod Touch (4th gen)
- iPod Touch (5th gen)
Sad enough, nothing has been disclosed about the bug findings, more iOS gadgets may be vulnerable.