Re: TBTF for 11/10/97: Blum Blum Shub

Robert Harley (
Thu, 13 Nov 1997 09:31:18 +0100 (MET)

According to TBTF:
>Intel clearly
> learned a lesson from the PR damage it sustained in the earlier Pen-
> tium defect incident -- the company has been working furiously on
> the problem since it was publicized last Friday. Intel seems to be
> working toward a software fix [...]

However the "Intel Secrets" dude claims to have informed Intel of the
bug months ago. He says he didn't go public so that they would have a
chance to fix the Pentium masks for new chips etc. They did
absolutely nothing, until the bug became public knowledge.

-- R.