Recently we reported about a critical vulnerability in processors from all the major chip manufacturers. Dubbed as Spectre and Meltdown, these vulnerabilities attack the core design of the chip to steal information or to install malware directly. While all the manufacturers are working to fix them, Qualcomm has confirmed that some ARM processor designs are also affected by the vulnerability.
The company hasn’t released an official statement yet but a spokesman said that the company is working hard to solve the issue.
We are currently working on remedying the vulnerabilities for our affected products, and we are in the process of providing these to our customers and recommend our customers update their devices as soon as possible as patches become available.
This might delay the production and the distribution of Qualcomm’s upcoming flagship chipset i.e, Snapdragon 845, which many companies are already working to integrate into their products, including some Windows on ARM OEMs.
We don’t have the exact details of what Qualcomm plans to do and what measures has it taken to solve this issue, but we can assume any new processors will be designed to work around the flaw without a performance hit.
For now, we can just wait for an official statement from the company regarding this matter and hope that Snapdragon 845 is not delayed too much.