Google, Microsoft Reveal Rare Collab Over Massive Chip Flaw

Law360 (August 8, 2018, 10:56 PM EDT) -- Security researchers from Google and Microsoft on Wednesday revealed that they had an unusual ally — each other  —  as they raced to devise patches to fight the "Spectre" and "Meltdown" security bugs that exposed nearly every computer chip in the world to hackers.

Months before the security flaws were publicly disclosed in January, cybersecurity response teams from the two tech rivals met face-to-face to plot ways to plug the gaps that exposed sensitive data stored on the computer chips that run nearly every smartphone, personal computer or server made over the last two decades, members of both teams said at a...

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