An elite Intel team is still fighting Meltdown and Spectre, two security vulnerabilities that affected millions of devices.
Throughout 2018, researchers inside and outside Intel continued to find exploitable weaknesses related to this class of “speculative execution” vulnerabilities. Fixing many of them takes not just software patches, but conceptually rethinking how processors are made.
I recommend reading Wired’s article, it’s an interesting look into Intel and how serious the two flaws still are.
Check It Out: Intel Team Still Fighting Meltdown and Spectre