August 9, 2020

What You Need To Know About Meltdown And Spectre

Bones Ijeoma

CEO and co-founder

Do you know how to protect your computer from the Meltdown and Spectre CPU vulnerabilities? Whether on PC or Mac, desktop or mobile you could be at risk.

How to Protect Your Computer From The Meltdown And Spectre CPU Vulnerabilities

Two serious CPU flaws -- named Meltdown and Spectre -- were disclosed to the public this week. These are hardware flaws in the processors that can allow attackers to access sensitive data on a computer's kernel memory, including passwords, photos, emails, or anything else on your computer. These bugs are especially nasty because they affect virtually everyone, whether on PC or Mac, desktop or mobile, and even in the cloud.

How to Stay Safe

  • Update your operating system (Windows, macOS and Linux)
  • Check for firmware updates on Intel processors
  • Update your browser
  • Make sure your antivirus/antimalware is active

AllSafe IT Managed Clients

If you are a managed IT services client with AllSafe IT, be assured that we are already working to keep you protected. We automatically update your devices and network equipment on a regular basis, and we are making sure to force install critical patches as soon as they become available.
Call us if you have any questions or concerns or drop us a line via the form here. AllSafe IT is here to help!