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Meltdown and Spectre Update

Meltdown and Spectre Update

Posted by Jason Holloway 5 January 2018

Details are finally emerging on a couple of serious security issues that have received much media attention and speculation: Meltdown and Spectre.

Meltdown and Spectre exploit critical vulnerabilities in modern processors (CPUs). These hardware bugs allow programs to steal data which is currently processed on the computer. Meltdown and Spectre work on personal computers, mobile devices, and in the cloud.

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Meltdown and Spectre

More details on the exploits and a list of OS and hypervisor patches can be found here:

Partner links:


We will be updating this post over coming days with links to our partners' responses to these vulnerabilities as these are published.

Our primary advice to customers is to update your risk register and maintain your patch programmes. Please also keep up to date with vendor notifications.

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