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Computers still vulnerable to hackers of start-up codes

Many Intel customers still haven't adopted revised security designs that it distributed in March

Not aware: Intel says it doesn't know how many suppliers and computer makers have followed its recommendations. - PHOTO: REUTERS

[SAN FRANCISCO] A MULTI-YEAR effort in the United States to prevent hackers from altering computers while they boot up has largely failed because of lax application of preventive steps, researchers say, despite disclosures that flaws are being exploited.

In the latest sign that the...

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