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 Here Are All The Available Fixes You Need For Those Huge Chip Hacks -- UPDATED

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PostSubject: Here Are All The Available Fixes You Need For Those Huge Chip Hacks -- UPDATED   Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:00 am

Vendors are rushing out fixes for the Meltdown and Spectre attacks that were disclosed on Wednesday. The hacks can occur in various ways, but ultimately users should be aware both allow for an attacker to access the entire memory of a vulnerable computer. Smartphones and other devices containing the vulnerable Intel, AMD and ARM chips are open to either both or one of the attacks. Furthermore, Spectre attacks can be exploited over the Web just by visiting a website running the requisite malicious code; Meltdown attacks require the hacker to already have access to the computer.



Whilst some have suggested the only true fix is for chips to be replaced, that's been deemed impractical for the general user and for most IT teams. Updates are rolling out, albeit haphazardly, and they're currently the best way to get protected.

With that in mind, here's a list of available fixes (all for Meltdown, except where Spectre is specified) from some of the biggest tech manufacturers around:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2018/01/04/google-microsoft-apple-updates-for-meltdown-spectre-intel-processor-vulnerabilities/#597475b15c31
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