Intel finds another major security flaw in its microchips

Intel Corp. has identified three more possible flaws to some of its microprocessors that could enable hackers to gain access to certain data from computer memory, Reuters reports.

The revelation follows the January discovery of two major vulnerabilities in Intel processors used on almost every computer around the world that left countless computers built over the last 10 years susceptible to malware attacks. Chips manufactured by Advanced Micro Devices and ARM Holdings were also affected.

The latest flaws to be disclosed primarily affect Core and Xeon processors, and Intel has released updates to address the issue. The company is also unaware of any actual attacks.

"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 a blog post.

Shares of Intel were down nearly 1 percent to $48.18 as of late afternoon Aug. 14, according to Reuters. Just days before Intel disclosed the vulnerabilities, it announced at least $1 billion in sales of its artificial intelligence processor chips during 2017.

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