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By MATT OBRIEN
AP Technology Writer 

AP Explains: Who's affected by computer chip security flaw

 

January 5, 2018



Technology companies are scrambling to fix serious security flaws affecting computer processors built by Intel and other chipmakers and found in many of the world's personal computers and smartphones.

The two hardware bugs discovered can be exploited to allow the memory content of a computer to be leaked. Such a leak could potentially expose stored passwords and other sensitive data, including personal photos, emails and instant messages.

Researchers at Google's Project Zero and academic institutions including the Graz University of Technology in Austria discovered the problem last year and...



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