Critical flaws revealed in millions of Intel chips

(IBexTech) - A serious flaw in the design of Intel's chips will require Microsoft, Linux and Apple to update operating systems for computers around the world.

It is believed to affect chips in millions of computers from the last decade.

The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said it was aware of the issue and that patches were being produced.

In response, Intel said the issue was not limited to its processors and that it was working on a fix.

"Based on analysis to date, many types of computing devices - with many different vendors' processors and operating systems - are susceptible to these exploits," it said in a statement.

It said it was working 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," it said.