The fallout from the massive Intel chip design flaw continues to spiral downward. Now Intel says not to install the security patches that were released. Good news if you or your IT person were a bit lazy in reacting to the Intel vulnerability. If you took a proactive approach and looked for patches the moment they were released, you’re stuck.

Intel’s Vice President released a statement saying
“We recommend that OEMs, cloud service providers, system manufacturers, software vendors and end users stop deployment of current versions, as they may introduce higher than expected reboots and other unpredictable system behavior”

This means that if you installed the patches, you may notice your computer acting a little funny. You may be experiencing problems booting up your computer or laptop. You computer may have stopped booting up all together. That’s not even the worst part. There is nothing you can do if you fell victim to Intel’s horrible patch work.

Intel has not come up with a solution to this problem or even the original problem. There is no word from Intel on how to recover if you did run the patches. Now almost every Intel chip is being recalled. As if it was simple to rip the CPUs out of the computers and send them to Intel, with a strongly worded letter.

So what does everyone who owns a computer and Intel powered equipment do now? We wait and see how this plays out.

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