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Intel Acknowledges Chip-Level Security Vulnerability In Processors

John Locher/AP Security researchers have found serious vulnerabilities in chips made by Intel and other companies that if exploited could leave passwords and other sensitive data exposed.

"Several researchers, including a member of Google's Project Zero team, found that a design technique used in chips from Intel, Arm and others could allow hackers to access data from the memory on your device.

The problem impacts processors going back more than two decades and could let hackers access passwords, encryption keys or sensitive information open in applications," according to CNET.

In a statement released Wednesday , Intel acknowledged the problem, saying that it is "working closely with many other technology companies, including AMD, ARM Holdings and several operating system vendors, to develop an industry-wide approach to resolve this issue promptly and constructively.

The tech site added that, "Crucially, these updates to both Linux and Windows will incur a performance hit on Intel products."


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