Intel hid chip flaws for more than 6 months

In letters sent to lawmakers it was revealed that Intel did not inform U.S. cybersecurity officials of the so-called Meltdown and Spectre chip security flaws until they leaked to the public, six months after Alphabet notified the chipmaker of the problems.     Intel said it did not think the flaws needed to be shared with U.S. authorities as hackers had not exploited the vulnerabilities but current and former U.S. government officials have raised concerns that the government was not informed of the flaws before they became public because the…

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