Researchers discover security flaw in microchips


Researchers have discovered a fundamental flaw in microprocessor technology that could allow hackers to obtain computer users' secret information, a French newspaper has reported.

A team led by German cryptology expert Jean-Pierre Seifert has discovered that chips are now more vulnerable because of the way they are manufactured to to process data more quickly.

"Security has been sacrificed for the benefit of performance," French daily Le Monde quoted Seifert as saying Saturday. Researchers discover security flaw in microchips - Breaking - Technology - theage.com.au

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