Meltdown & Spectre Security Flaws . .

 

This is the most “widespread” security issue affecting virtually all PC’s for past 10-15 years.   To date, no known infections – – but the potential is there.

ALL#  cpu architectures have a degree of vulnerability (even phones).

# But it’s been reported that Raspberry Pi PC’s are immune from these flaws!

Initial patch  target date is:  Tuesday January 9, 2018 (for all major OS’s).

Link to Meltdown/Spectre Security Article

Info on Ubuntu based Patches

More detailed explanation about the issue – what it is and why Intel is most affected (different design, faster processing of page calls).

Link to HTG article (very good synopsis)

Another good article link below:

CSO Article Link on Meltdown & Spectre . .

Here’s a more complete (technical) explanation:

Spectre & Meltdown explained . .

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