Meltdown and Spectre-What You Need to Know

Posted byAmanda Posted in
Posted on Jan 05, 2018

By now, you have probably heard about Meltdown and Spectre in the news and we want to help customers be educated on what they are and what can be done.

Computer researchers have recently found out that the main chip in most modern computers-the CPU- has a hardware bug. It’s really a design flaw in the hardware that has been there for years. This hardware bug allows malicious programs to steal data that is being processed in your computer memory. Normally, applications are not able to do that because they are isolated from each other and the operating system. This hardware bug breaks that isolation and can affect desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones and cloud computing.

There are patches available for these and more are becoming available so it is important to update devices with the latest security fixes and to watch for updates. What we suggest in the meantime is to be extra careful and think before you click.

If you are looking for additional information, a good source is: