The US tech giant said the processor flaw, known as Meltdown and Spectre, could leave millions of customers exposed to security vulnerabilities. It urges users to only download software from trusted sources, i.e. the App Store, and has already released 'mitigations against one of the flaws in its latest iPhone and iPad operating system updates.
According to a statement by the company, the vulnerabilities dubbed Meltdown and Spectre could allow hackers to get access to sensitive information on the users' computers and other devices.
"Since exploiting many of these issues requires a malicious app to be loaded on your Mac or iOS device, we recommend downloading software only from trusted sources such as the App Store", it said in a statement.
Apple said that it has already released patches to fight against the Meltdown flaw in iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2, and tvOS 11.2.
Meltdown - which may affect desktop, laptops, and cloud computers - can be found on the vast majority of processors designed by Intel since 1995, except for its Itanium and Atom processors before 2013.
Current updates to macOS and iOS protect against Meltdown, and Apple is working on providing better protections against Spectre. Apple Watch is not affected by Meltdown.
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Patches against Spectre, in the form of an update to web browser Safari, will be released "in the coming days". "We continue to develop and test further mitigations for these issues and will release them in upcoming updates of iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS", Apple added.
There's no evidence that bad actors have yet exploited the bugs, but companies from Microsoft to Mozilla said they have worked to patch up vulnerabilities to their operating systems. The bug "melts" down security boundaries, enabling applications to access system memory.
IDC estimated that there are 1.5bn PCs in use around the world today, out of which 90pc are powered by Intel processors.
Security researchers revealed the existence of the flaws on Wednesday, which could allow crooks to hack most computers or devices made in the past decade.
As far as it matters for its, Intel said in an announcement on Thursday that it "has created and is quickly issuing refreshes for a wide range of Intel-based PC frameworks-including PCs and servers-that render those frameworks invulnerable from the two endeavors... detailed by Google Project Zero", whose specialists helped unobtrusively find the defects a year ago.