Intel’s processors have a security bug and the fix could slow down PCs

A lot of time will be spent flushing the translation look-aside buffers when switching between applications and the operating system’s kernel after the patches for the currently embargoed hardware bug takes effect.

The affected Intel CPUs are of the 6th, 7th and 8th generations. For mac users, it impacts devices using the core i3, i5, and i7 processors.

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