Date
21 September 2018
Intel said its commonly used Core and Xeon processors were among the affected products. Photo: AFP
Intel said its commonly used Core and Xeon processors were among the affected products. Photo: AFP

Intel discloses three more chip flaws

US chipmaker Intel Corp. disclosed three more possible flaws in some of its microprocessors that can be exploited to gain access to certain data from computer memory, Reuters reports.

Its commonly used Core and Xeon processors were among the products that were affected, the company said.

“We are not aware of reports that any of these methods have been used in real-world exploits, but this further underscores the need for everyone to adhere to security best practices,” the company said in a blog post on Tuesday.

Intel also released updates to address the issue and said new updates coupled with those released earlier in the year will reduce the risk for users, including personal computer clients and data centers.

In January, the company came under scrutiny after security researchers disclosed flaws that they said could let hackers steal sensitive information from nearly every modern computing device containing chips from Intel, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and ARM Holdings.

AMD said it was not impacted by the new flaws disclosed by Intel.

The chipmaker’s shares fell nearly 1 percent to US$48.18 in late afternoon trading.

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