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What are Meltdown and Spectre? Here’s what you need to know.


As you would no doubt of read over the past few days, a newly discovered form of security threat that involves attackers exploiting common features of modern microprocessors (aka chips) that power our computers, tablets, smartphones, and other gadgets. These attacks, known as “Meltdown” and “Spectre”, are getting a lot of attention. People are (rightly) concerned, and it’s of course very important to apply all of the necessary software updates that have been carefully produced and made available. Technology leaders, including Microsoft and Apple, are working together to address these exploits and minimize the risk of potential attacks.

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