The world’s top chip maker Intel Corp on Wednesday confirmed a report about a potential security flaw in its Chips that is vulnerable to hacking and promised to fix the bug as soon as possible.
Security researchers at Google said they discovered serious security flaws in Intel chips and other chipmakers. The security bug, if used for malicious purposes, has the potential to improperly gather sensitive data from computing devices. “Recent reports that these exploits are caused by a ‘bug’ or a ‘flaw’ and are unique to Intel products are incorrect,” Intel was quoted as saying.
Intel also said that the vulnerability is not unique to their products. It argued that “many types of computing devices – with many different vendors’ processors and operating systems – are susceptible to these exploits.”
However, Intel said it is working with its tech partners such as AMD, ARM Holdings and several operating system vendors, to develop an industry-wide approach to resolve this issue “promptly and constructively.”
AMD said in a statement that it believes its chips are safe because they use different designs, reported Los Angeles Times.
“Intel has begun providing software and firmware updates to mitigate these exploits,” and average computer user won’t experience significant slowdowns as it’s fixed, noted press statement from Intel.