May 21, 2018

Government flags new variants of Spectre chip flaw

illustration of a chip flaw

Illustration: Rebecca Zisser / Axios

Researchers have found two new variants to the Spectre flaw that affects nearly all modern processors and operating systems, according to a warning Monday from the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT).

Why it matters: Researchers cautioned when the massive chip flaws were discovered in January that new, related vulnerabilities would likely be found.

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