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A 7-year-old flaw in Intel chips could enable hijackers to gain total control of business computers and use them for malicious purposes.

The Intel AMT (active management technology) vulnerability is the first of its kind, according to Embedi, which released technical details about it last week.

Attackers could take advantage of the flaw to get full control over business computers, even if they were turned off, provided they were plugged into an outlet, according to the firm, which makes security products for embedded and smart devices.

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Samsung announced today that it’s implementing a new update process to better protect its Galaxy devices from security flaws.

The move comes after the discovery of the Android Stagefright security flaw that was said to affect nearly 950 million devices. The vulnerability allowed a hacker to gain access to a person’s phone using a simple MMS message, and required no actions to be taken on the device itself.

In a blog post, the company stated it was “acknowledging the importance of time sensitivity in addressing major vulnerabilities,” but didn’t specify if Stagefright is what prompted the response.

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