Amid security rumpus Intel denies processors are flawed

Apple ARM or Intel major chip flaw affects all Macs and iOS devices

IDC estimated that there are 1.5bn PCs in use around the world today, out of which 90pc are powered by Intel processors.

It has been discovered that a performance feature called speculative execution present on almost all modern computing system to optimise performance. There is no evidence that hackers have taken advantage of the vulnerability - at least not yet.

The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team said the flaws "could allow an attacker to obtain access to sensitive information" and that a patch would only mitigate the threat.

A flaw in the design affects nearly all processors of Intel, AMD and ARM, used in most computers based on Windows, Linux and macOS, as well as smart phones and other devices, according to publication The Register. This general objective technique is already live on the "entire fleet of Google Linux production servers that support all of our products, including Search, Gmail, YouTube, and Google Cloud Platform".

Spectre is a security flaw that affects select smartphones and mobile computing devices with Intel, ARM and AMD chipsets. Sony, the other major console manufacturer, whose Playstation also uses custom AMD processor, has not responded or confirmed about the effect of Meltdown on its game consoles.

While CERT/CC has withdrawn its recommendation to replace processors, US-CERT - a related group that operates officially under the auspices of the Department of Homeland Security - has yet to update its own bulletin, issued earlier on Thursday. The company said in a statement that its product designs meant that there is a "near zero risk to AMD processors at this time".

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The two hardware bugs discovered can be exploited to allow the memory content of a computer to be leaked.

Google, Amazon and Microsoft Corporation are all making certain their tech is secure.

Though the sale raises insider trading concerns, the Securities and Exchange Commission has not publicly said if it will investigate Krzanich. "Meltdown breaks the mechanism that keeps applications from accessing arbitrary system memory".

This time, though, Chipzilla and its chums claim to have made significant progress in deploying updates as both software patches and firmware updates.

Alphabet Inc's Google said Android phones with the most recent security updates are protected, and users of popular web services like Gmail are also safe.

What's not quite so clear is the price you'll pay when those updates are installed. The reason this flaw is much more complex than the usual software or hardware bugs is that it's more than just a bug that can be fixed with an update. ARM spokesman Phil Hughes said that patches had already been shared with the companies' partners, which include many smartphone manufacturers. Chrome web browser users are expected to receive a patch January 23.

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