Intel announces another security flaw in chips

The company said it’s already addressed the problem in its newest chips after working for months with business partners and independent researchers.

14 May 2019 | 22:22

Source: Associated Press

  • Source: Associated Press
  • Last update: 14 May 2019 | 22:22

In this Oct. 3, 2018, file photo the Intel logo appears on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square. (AP Photo)

SANTA CLARA, Calif.: Intel has revealed another hardware security flaw that could affect millions of machines around the world.

The chipmaker said Tuesday there’s no evidence of anyone exploiting the bug.

The bug is embedded in the architecture of computer hardware. Intel said it could let attackers see leaked data but it’s difficult to exploit outside of a laboratory.

The company said it’s already addressed the problem in its newest chips after working for months with business partners and independent researchers.

It’s the latest revelation of a hard-to-fix vulnerability affecting processors that undergird smartphones and personal computers. Two bugs nicknamed Spectre and Meltdown set a panic in the tech industry last year.

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