Intel accused of hiding the 'Downfall' CPU bug, faces class action

Intel knew about Downfall but chose to ignore it, plaintiffs allege

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Intel accused of hiding the ‘Downfall’ CPU bugs, faces class action
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Intel accused of hiding the ‘Downfall’ CPU bugs, faces class action

Intel chose to sell vulnerable products despite identifying the Downfall bug in its processors in 2018, leaving owners with vulnerable Intel CPUs.

This has led to a class action suit being filed in a US Federal Court in San Jose, California, by five individuals, on their own behalf and representing the "Nationwide CPU Purchaser Class". The...

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