i'm looking at a laptop released last month and its cpu is vulnerable to spectre. i dont understand. how is this legal to sell? are there any laptops available with fixed cpus?
@mairin because the supply chain is full of hardware that was made that way. If a software fix is enough to prevent the exploit, they probably don't have any further liability.
Maybe next gen processors will have the fix (depending on where they were in the design cycle).
Just a guess though. I don't work in the industry.