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Nvidia says its GPU hardware is 'immune' to Meltdown and Spectre flaws (updated)

Nvidia says its GPU hardware is 'immune' to Meltdown and Spectre flaws (updated) (Malware and Vulnerabilities)

IT LOOKS LIKE even Nvidia's graphics cards can't escape the spectre of Spectre, as the graphics processing units (GPUs) in the cards are affected by the flaws. There are two vulnerabilities attributed to Spectre, and while Nvidia has pushed out patches to plug one of the security holes, it's still working on updates to block off the second. Given Nvidia shares GPU architecture across all its graphics tech, from GeForce gaming cards to enterprise-grade Quadro and Tesla chips, it seems a whole host of Nvidia kit is affected by Spectre. But Nvidia still has to plug the security hole even if it could affect the performance of its GPUs, as is the case with other fixes for Spectre and Meltdown, though Nvidia hasn't detailed any ramifications the patches may carry. We'd also hazard a guess that Nvidia is keeping its cards well-hidden under CEO Jensen Huang's trademark leather jacket in order to prevent opportunistic hackers from figuring out what its GPUs may still be vulnerable.

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