Intel releasing new chips after Spectre, Meltdown

Intel announced plans to release updated microchips later this year to protect against the security flaws Spectre and Meltdown, discovered in many of the company’s microchips.

According to the Washington Post, these updated chips are intended to be a long-term solution to both Spectre and Meltdown.

The flaws could allow hackers to access stored data on desktops, laptops, mobile devices and cloud networks worldwide, without leaving a trace of an attack.

Previous short-term fixes like software upgrades have faced significant problems, with the most recent from Intel causing computers to spontaneously restart.