Apple and other companies will be sued for processor vulnerabilities [atualizado]

Apple and other companies will be sued for processor vulnerabilities [atualizado]

Honestly, it was just a matter of time: after the scandal that followed the disclosure of vulnerabilities Specter and Meltdown, which affect all 32-bit or 64-bit processors (that is, basically every computer and mobile device in existence), all expected chip makers to be bombarded with processes on all sides.

It is said and done, and Apple, which over the years has become one of the largest processor manufacturers in the world with its A-series chips, is on the cake.

The newspaper Hamodia reported: an Israeli law firm filed a class action against the Apple, a OMG and the Intel, accusing companies of neglect and disregard for consumer rights. According to jurists, the vulnerabilities represent something larger than an earthquake, in the sense of the shock they caused in the computer world. As attorney Rimon Zinati, one of the plaintiffs, stated:

Our worst nightmares came true, and a giant tech bubble burst. To say that an earthquake would be an understatement. Since companies have announced the vulnerability in their products, we have realized that we are living in a fantasy world and now we realize that we do not have a minimum of privacy.

According to the lawyers, the fixes that manufacturers have made available for failures are unsatisfactory because they cause significant processor performance losses (especially on PCs running Windows). They also stated that the updates released by the companies fix only punctual vulnerabilities of the processors, but do not cover the problem as a whole or, in other words, Apple, AMD and Intel are not doing enough.

The Israeli court will decide in the coming weeks whether to accept the case, so we still have to wait to see if the companies will be tried for their actions. Other similar processes, of course, should appear around the world, and then we will see the fate of manufacturers in this whole mess. What is your opinion?

via Cult of Mac

Update 01/16/2018 s 16:00

Not surprisingly, Apple is already facing class action in its homeland over the scandal of processors. O MacRumors obtained access to documents from a San Jose, US District Court, confirming that a pair of consumers has filed action on behalf of all customers who have purchased devices with Apple ARM processors ie all A4 to A11 chips covering basically all Touch iPhones, iPads, and iPods have been released.

In the documents, the complainants stated that Apple knew of the design defects of processors that made room for vulnerabilities known as Meltdown and Specter since June 2017, and have not warned consumers or taken action to curb the problem until it has surfaced.

The pair also said it was unlikely Apple would be able to fix the vulnerabilities without slowing down its processor performance by 5 to 30 percent. They say they expect at least 100 consumers to join them in the lawsuit and claim compensation of more than $ 5 million if the court found Ma to blame.

According to MacRumors, at least 39 lawsuits have been filed against Apple in the United States over processor vulnerabilities; others are being moved in countries such as France, Russia, South Korea and Vietnam. What we can call the snowball.