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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.

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.