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Intel Allays Bug Fears as Apple Admits Products Vulnerable to Attack

Intel Corp, the world’s No. 1 chipmaker has downplayed concerns that software updates to address security vulnerabilities in its computer chips will degrade performance of computers as businesses and consumers scrambled to figure out whether installing the patches would slow their machines. These flaws are security laxes detected in nearly every computing device that make their data vulnerable to hacking. The glitch surfaced early this week when news broke that researchers were planning to release technical reports on the threats, sending businesses, governments and consumers scrambling to understand the extent of the threat and the cost of fixes. No clear consensus has emerged. “Intel continues to believe that the performance impact of these updates is highly workload-dependent and, for the average computer user, should not be significant and will be mitigated over time,” the company said in a release. The release cited comments from Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc., Alphabet Inc’s Google and Microsoft Corp, which said that they had seen no significant impact to performance after installing the patches. They were among a group of firms that …