Meltdown and Spectre all iphones ipads imacs devices affected. Google zero day team and others security researchers disclosed two major bugs chip flaws one called Meltdown and Spectre affecting only Intel Corp chips. Apple says will release an update to fix all devices affected Meltdown and Spectre bugs. Apple will release a patch for Safari web browser for iPhones iPads within next days. Global microchip flaw could affect billions of devices. In the last 2 days, Apple confirms all ecosystem was affected.
Every modern computing device is vulnerable to hackers. Also Google, Microsoft Corp and Mozilla corp, Firefox, all confirmed.
The ios updates released to patch safari bugs is not protecting iOS from web browser Safari attack, millions of iPhone and iPad users may have no security at this moment. There is no report of any attack using Meltdown and Spectre or hackers taking advantage of the flaw.
specter is affecting nearly all computer chips made in the last decade. The news refers all Intel’s stock have this bug. Apple said all Mac and iOS devices were affected by both Meltdown and Spectre: but the most recent operating system, updates for Mac computers macOS are protecting users against the Meltdown attack and do not slow down the devices.
Meltdown does not affect the Apple watch. Macs and iOS devices are vulnerable to specter attacks through inside code that can run in web browsers. Apple is working to patch Safari web browser for those devices in the coming days shortly.
Meltdown and Spectre all iphones ipads imacs devices affected
After the researchers disclosed the chip flaws on Wednesday Google and Microsoft released statements telling users which of their products were affected. Google said to Android users phones, more than 80 percent of the global market is protected if they had the latest security updates android version.
Apple is issuing Safari updates, “in the coming days,” to address a large hardware security flaw in new processors. These vulnerabilities allow attackers to obtain information such as passwords, emails, documents and more.
Read full apple statement : About speculative execution vulnerabilities in ARM-based and Intel CPUs
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