From Major flaw in millions of Intel chips revealed - BBC News:\n\nA serious flaw in the design of Intel's chips will require Microsoft, Linux and Apple to update operating systems for computers around the world.\n\nIntel has not yet released the details of the vulnerability, but it is believed to affect chips in millions of computers from the last decade.\n\nThe UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said it was aware of the issue and that patches were being produced.\n\nSome experts said a software fix could slow down computers.\n\n\nNote: Windows Insiders running Build 17035 already have the fix.\n\nResponse from Intel at Intel Responds to Security Research Findings:\n\nIntel and other technology companies have been made aware of new security research describing software analysis methods that, when used for malicious purposes, have the potential to improperly gather sensitive data from computing devices that are operating as designed. Intel believes these exploits do not have the potential to corrupt, modify or delete data.\n\nRecent reports that these exploits are caused by a “bug” or a “flaw” and are unique to Intel products are incorrect. Based on the analysis to date, many types of computing devices — with many different vendors’ processors and operating systems — are susceptible to these exploits.\n\nIntel is committed to product and customer security and is working closely with many other technology companies, including AMD, ARM Holdings and several operating system vendors, to develop an industry-wide approach to resolve this issue promptly and constructively. Intel has begun providing software and firmware updates to mitigate these exploits. Contrary to some reports, any performance impacts are workload-dependent, and, for the average computer user, should not be significant and will be mitigated over time.