Computer chip bugs: Tech firms scramble to fix flaws

Flaws, known as 'spectre' and 'meltdown' in chips made by Intel, ARM, and AMD could compromise many computers and smartphones made in the past 20 years.

by

    Tech firms have admitted to a serious flaw in chips that could expose sensitive information from billions of computers, servers and smartphones around the world.

    Experts are now scrambling to fix the issues before they become vulnerable to hackers.

    Because the issue is in hardware, not software, all platforms are at risk - including both Apple and Microsoft.

    Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    The Coming War on China

    The Coming War on China

    Journalist John Pilger on how the world's greatest military power, the US, may well be on the road to war with China.