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Intel's CEO Sold A Ton Of Stock Ahead Of Chip Security Flaw News—And Things Look Grim

By Mark Pygas

Yesterday, reports emerged of a security flaw in Intel computer processors that will require an update to operating systems to fix. The Register reports that software updates are required for both Windows and Linux systems, and performance of a machine will be affected. 

The security flaw was first discovered by Google researchers, who informed Intel of the issue in June. 

The exact detail of the bug is being kept confidential until it's fixed, but the issue is reportedly present on Intel processors manufactured over the past decade, which would mean many different systems will need fixes.