Security experts have discovered a major design flaw in chips made by US tech giant Intel. Billions of computers and smartphones will need an update that could slow performance and raise business costs. And now new scrutiny is falling on Intel’s CEO
As Intel is rushing out patches to fix its chip security flaws, it has become known that CEO Brian Krzanich had sold off a large chunk of his stake in Intel before the problem was disclosed to the general public.
The US software giant has temporarily suspended patches for the security bugs known as meltdown and Spectre for PCs that use some older AMD chips after complaints by customers that the updates froze their machines.
A major design flaw has been found in microprocessors produced by Intel and rivals AMD and ARM. Tech experts say it requires updates to operating systems, which are likely to slow down chip operations.
Researchers have found a design flaw in microprocessors that could jeopardize enormous amounts of personal data stored on devices from smartphones to server systems. DW has the essentials.
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