Fortnite Creator Epic Games Blames Meltdown CPU performance issues for Downtime


Technology Industry continues to react to new meltdown issues on Intel chips we’re starting to see early signs of performance issues from security patches designed to fix the problems.Epic Games released its CPU usage chart after it patched its back-end services to address the Meltdown vulnerability.The chart has very scary numbers, according to chart the CPU utilization increased 20% after patch addressing the bugs.The company released the chart to “provide a bit more context” around recent login issues and stability with its Fortnite game.

“All of our cloud services are affected by updates required to mitigate the Meltdown vulnerability,” says an Epic Games spokesperson in a forum post. “We heavily rely on cloud services to run our back-end and we may experience further service issues due to ongoing updates.” Epic Games warns that issues may continue next week as the company works with cloud providers to address the issues and prevent further problems arising.That’s very bad news for Fortnite fans out there

lately, Intel has been rolling out updates to fix the meltdown and spectre CPU vulnerability.This 2 vulnerabilities affected mostly every piece of chip made in last 2 decades which allows attackers to use javascript code to carry out attacks which in turn access memory in the attacker’s process. That memory content could contain key strokes, passwords, and other valuable information.

Most importantly all the cloud platforms are at risk as they heavily rely on Intel CPU’s. Cloud providers have been patching fast, and Intel says it has made “significant progress” rolling out updates to protect against Meltdown and Spectre.

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