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WEWS – Warns of flaws in the phone, tablet, computer you’re using right now

There’s a good chance the phone, tablet or computer you use has a computer chip flaw that’s opening you up to hackers. The recent announcement of more than a billion devices being susceptible sent 5 On Your Side Investigators into action.

We tracked down a company in our backyard designed to help stop the bad guys.

”It’s a different type of flaw than what we usually see,” said Alex Hamerstone from TrustedSec in Strongsville.

The company helps organizations recognize cyber threats and vulnerabilities. The newest culprits are flaws called Spectre and Meltdown and they are found in computer chips.

“The chip allows a little bit of information to come and go without it being verified,” said Hamerstone.

January 08, 2018