Dear ETOs and IT managers,
given the recent announcements by Cisco and other hardware vendors around products containing chips from the Intel Atom C2000 processor series, it may be wise for you to double check to see if you have this processor in any of your gear.
Basically, this processor typically starts to fail after 18 months, and it’s being referred to as a ‘ticking time bomb’. Should you have any products with this processor inside, best to replace them sooner than later. Cisco has released a notice about which of their products are affected, and it is also known that various Synology NAS products are affected. Many other manufacturers also use this chip in their products, so be sure to check the specs of key components in your system just in case.
You can find more details in the articles from The Register below:
Originally published on March 21, 2017by Edwin Edelenbos on LinkedIn.