Nvidia – best known for its graphical processing units (GPUs) — is providing patches for the following chips: GeForce, Quadro, NVS, Tesla, and GRID.
The Spectre flaw — and a similar flaw, dubbed Meltdown — could allow hackers to steal passwords or encryption keys on millions of smartphones, computers, and servers.
The flaws were originally found last year by Google researchers. The company’s Project Zero team said the flaws can take advantage of CPUs that use speculative execution to improve performance. This can allow an attacker to access memory data, including passwords, encryption keys, and other information open in applications that are stored on memory.