Intel Corp (INTC.O) 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.
“The performance impact of the recent security updates should not be significant and will be mitigated over time”, Intel said late on Thursday.
Intel shares fell nearly 2 percent on Thursday as investors were worried about the potential financial liability and reputational damage from the recently disclosed security issues.
The largest chipmaker confirmed earlier this week that the security issues reported by researchers in the company’s widely used microprocessors could allow hackers to steal sensitive information from computers, phones and other devices.
Intel had said the issues were not caused by a design flaw and asked users to download a patch and update their operating system.