The Wall Street Journal | By: Jack Nicas | January 04,2018:
Several tech firms were notified of the vulnerabilities in June 2017.
The disclosure of security flaws in computer chips dealt Intel Corp. what seemed like a sudden crisis, but behind the scenes it and other tech companies and experts have been grappling with the problem for months.
Apple Inc. late Thursday became the latest tech giant to acknowledge it was affected by the vulnerabilities. The company said all iPhones, iPads and Mac computers were exposed, and that it already issued updates to fix the flaws.
Intel, its archrival Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and chip designer ARM Holdings this week said some of their processors have security holes that could be exploited by hackers, a problem that affects a variety of chips in computers, smartphones and other devices but so far hasn’t been associated with any breaches.
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