Security flaw to wreak havoc for 'Intel'

ANI | Updated: Jan 04, 2018 15:05 IST

London [United Kingdom], Jan 4 (ANI): A major security flaw that can affect millions of computers running Windows, macOS, and Linux has been found in the processors manufactured by American tech company, Intel.

According to The Guardian, developers are currently scrambling behind the scenes to fix the significant security hole within the Intel chips, with patches already available within some versions of Linux and some testing versions of Windows.

Further, the fixes in all likelihood will significantly slow down computers.

The specific details of the flaw, which appears to affect all Intel processors made in the last decade have not been released to the public.

It is however, feared that the security flaw within the Intel processors could reportedly be used to access passwords, login details and other personal information on the computer.

The security flaw could also affect cloud servers with Amazon, Microsoft, and Google all expected to have to fix the bug with similar performance-reducing patches. (ANI)