Intel discloses three more chip flaws

Reveals details of L1 Terminal Fault

Intel has disclosed three more possible flaws in some of its microprocessors that can be exploited to gain access to certain data from computer memory.

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

In a blog post Intel revealed details of a speculative execution side-channel method called L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF), which affects some CPUs that support Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX).

"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 the blog post.

Intel also released updates to address the issue and said new updates coupled 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, AMD and ARM.

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

(Reporting by Munsif Vengattil and Sonam Rai in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur)

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