Apple’s stock swings lower, falls 0.7% premarket after being up as much as 0.5% earlier

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Intel warns of ZombieLoad chip bug, followed by patches

Intel Corp. on Tuesday warned of a new vulnerability in its chips, reminiscent of the Meltdown and Spectre flaws, and partners rushed out with patches. Called a Microarchitectural Data Sampling vulnerability, and colloqually known as a ZombieLoad bug, hackers are able to access sensitive data including websites a person is visiting in real time, or to grab passwords or access tokens. Intel, which classified the vulnerability as being of “medium” severity, said it has worked with operating system vendors, equipment manufactures and other partners to develop updates to address the vulnerability. On Tuesday, Microsoft Corp. and Apple Inc. issued security patches, and Alphabet Inc.’s Google sent out an advisory for its Chrome browser. Intel told TechCrunch that most patched devices would take a 3% hit to performance, while data-center devices would take a 9% hit, but the performance slowdown would unlikely be noticeable. Intel shares were up 1.4% in recent activity, compared with a 1.2% rise in the S&P 500 index

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