Past couple of days there was this commotion about Spectre and Meltdown vunrabilities in hardware, even Xbox One. It had games cornered, and rightfully so. However, according to Microsoft, your Xbox systems are safe. There’s no need to worry about Spectre and Meltdown.
Xbox One and fully updated Windows 10 is safe. Xbox One is powered by the AMD Jaguars, and there were doubts whether the console is safe or not. Thankfully, that’s all over now.
Speaking on Twitter, Xbox Platform lead Mike Ybarra noted that “the Xbox One’s security structure already prevents attacks from the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities”.
While it’s great to see that Xbox is unaffected, different sorts of devices from PC to telephones, and web servers, still aren’t completely checked. It could be a while before the issues are completely resolved over the world.
On the other hand, Microsoft issued its own fix to Windows 10 just yesterday; it is unlikely that a Windows patch will be able to cover up the issue as it is hardware based, it may also slow down your PC.
Phoronix has published multiple gaming benchmarks related to this Intel CPU design flaw and the impact on gaming is minimal and unimportant so you need not worry about it having an effect on your FPS.
Well, that was the good news you needed to hear if you were worried about the security structure of your Xbox One. However, server-side chips and most PC’s in the world are facing security risks.