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"Intel's material defect can be patched-but patched computers, smartphones and devices suffer reduced performance", one of the lawsuits states.

Computer chipmaking giant Intel - the focus of the first reports on the flaw - said the company and its partners "have made significant progress in deploying updates" to mitigate any threats.

While it's urging to see that Xbox is unaffected, different sorts of devices from PC to telephones, and web servers, still aren't completely checked. Researchers with Alphabet's Google ProjectZero, in conjunction with academic and industry researchers from several countries, discovered two flaws.

Intel shares have fallen dramatically over the last few days as investors react to the news that almost every computing system will be affected by the flaws, which can also impact hardware made by AMD and ARM. The researchers said Apple and Microsoft had patches ready for desktop computers affected by Meltdown.

Intel said fixes for security issues in its microchips would not slow down computers, rebuffing concerns that the flaws found in microprocessors would significantly reduce performance.

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Unauthorized access will be hard to detect so cloud-computing providers need to act quickly to protect against these vulnerabilities, said Ryan Kalember, senior vice president of cybersecurity at Proofpoint. Apple did not return requests for comment, and it was unclear whether users of its iOS operating system that powers iPhones and iPads are at risk. It's worth noting that the bugs are discoverable. There is no evidence that hackers have taken advantage of the vulnerability - at least not yet. "For most consumer devices, the impact may not be noticeable, however, the specific impact varies by hardware generation and implementation by the chip manufacturer", the company said.

Microsoft has now confirmed that its Xbox gaming consoles including Xbox One, Xbox One S and Xbox One X are not affected by the security flaw.

After keeping quiet for much of Wednesday, Intel released a statement on the reported security problems with its chips. Intel denied that the patches would bog down computers based on Intel chips. However, the effects for the companies going forward could be potentially massive.

The two flaws "work on personal computers, mobile devices, and in the cloud", the researchers said.

Google said users of Android phones - who make up more than 80 percent of the global market - were protected if they had installed the latest security updates. In addition, many operating system vendors, public cloud service providers, device manufacturers and others have indicated that they have already updated their products and services.

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