Do intel not test their CPUs how did they not find this fault and it's been present on CPUs they've made for the last 10 years
10 years of faulty CPUs unbelievable
and they can't even replace them as they are still making faulty CPUs the only option is a software fix that will slow the system down.
Well to be fair - its a vulnerability rather than a fault.
Fault = something that breaks
Vulnerability = something that can be hacked or exploited by someone with a mind to be looking to cause trouble.
I agree its not ideal - now that its been flagged of course there will be hackers and malware exploiters looking at how they can cause trouble with this new found knowledge.
Note that it has been there for over 10 years and no-one has noticed until now.