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Learn how to protect your device against security flaws — Apple users

06 Enero 2018

Google Chromebooks self update.

"The exploitation does not leave any traces in traditional log files", the researchers write.

It was inevitable that devices made by Californian giant Apple would also succumb to the CPU vulnerabilities striking terror across the tech world. Microsoft has already rolled out 'patches' to protect many PC users.

Unlike other popular flaws like Heartbleed, this flaw is not a software issue.

Potentially everything that's got a central processing unit or CPU, which means PCs, Macs, laptops, smart phones and tablets. "Google pushed out an update for Chrome OS on December 15". The upgrades come via auto updates.

Apple says it as of now discharged "alleviations" in iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2, and tvOS 11.2 to help safeguard against Meltdown.

Amazon's AWS cloud computing service expected all its computing systems to be patched by the end of the day Wednesday.

"Our advice for this scenario is that people make sure that their device and browser are always up-to-date".

ARM said in a public statement that the "majority of ARM processors are not impacted", while AMD reassured users that the "described threat has not been seen in the public domain". "This really is the big one, and everyone-consumers and businesses alike-must pay attention". It has also published a technical paper outlining how the flaws can be mitigated.

There are three known variants of the issue so far.

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The Spectre flaw was more serious and it affects chips from AMD, ARM, and Intel. It was called "speculative execution".

In the computer, it could be that you go to the banking section of your password management program. Spectre focuses on tricking other applications into accessing locations within their memory.

So what does one of the biggest security vendors have to say? It appears to only affect Intel chips manufactured since 1995.

We are calling it fishy because this week we learned about massive security flaw on Intel chips.

Experts say customers should download these fixes ASAP to protect sensitive data from hackers; that includes stored passwords, emails, photos and instant messages.

As AlertLogic noted, many vendors were aware and working on the issues before news broke to the public that virtually the entire internet is at risk.

The firm also reassured users that the remaining instances will be completed in "the next several hours", with associated instance maintenance notifications.

Two computer flaws disclosed this week could conceivably affect any New Brunswicker with an electronic device.

An excellent question, which hasn't been answered yet.

But that's not all.

Experts say the defects can't necessarily be fixed with software upgrades, and complete re-designs of computer processors may be needed. That recommendation was later changed to "add updates", after the institute came under criticism that the full-scale CPU replacement was not a practical option. "It's being worked on as we speak".