The newly released BIOS updates from GIGABYTE which integrate the latest Intel advised CPU Microcode versions, are safe from the security vulnerability. Customers who have purchased a GIGABYTE board are strongly recommended to visit the GIGABYTE official website immediately for the latest BIOS updates.
The security vulnerability arises from a new side-channel analysis method developed by external researchers that
gathers information by observing the physical behavior of certain processing techniques that are common to modern
computing platforms. Malicious code using this method and running locally on a normally operating platform could
infer data values from memory. Based on GIGABYTE and Intel's current assessment of these exploits we believe that
they do not have the potential to corrupt, modify or delete data.
After being notified about this industry-wide potential security issue, GIGABYTE is working with our silicon providers
in developing solutions to mitigate these issues as soon as reasonably possible. Updated software and firmware mitigations
should be available in the next few days and will continue to be released over the next few weeks.
For more information on the Intel security vulnerabilities, please visit the Intel Security Center website for further
Any issues affecting the user's experience with GIGABYTE motherboards is of the utmost importance. GIGABYTE is committed
to fulfilling the highest standards for quality and service of its motherboards.