Se­cu­rity flaw in Intel chips could af­fect mil­lions

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Intel has re­vealed an­other hard­ware se­cu­rity flaw that could af­fect mil­lions of ma­chines.

The chip­maker said Tues­day there’s no ev­i­dence of any­one ex­ploit­ing the bug out­side of a re­search lab­o­ra­tory. “Do­ing so suc­cess­fully in the real world is a com­plex un­der­tak­ing,” Bryan Jor­gensen, Intel’s se­nior di­rec­tor of prod­uct as­sur­ance and se­cu­rity, said in a video state­ment.

The bug is em­bed­ded in the ar­chi­tec­ture of com­puter hard­ware. But “with a large enough data sam­ple, time or con­trol of the tar­get sys­tem’s be­hav­ior,” Jor­gensen said, the flaw could en­able at­tack­ers to see leaked data.

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