The flaws – Meltdown and Spectre
Meltdown and Spectre are the names of two serious security flaws that have been found within computer processors. They could allow hackers to steal sensitive data without users knowing, one of them affecting chips made by Intel, AMD and ARM Holdings. That means if you use a desktop, laptop, smartphone or cloud service from Apple, Google, or Microsoft, you might be vulnerable.
Please ask your IT provider about the suitability of BIOS updates and Windows updates to counter these threats.
CADPRO Systems has had reports of some computers failing to reboot after a bios update so take care!
It is very important to use a Microsoft-compatible security solution such as ESET.
It is expected that every PC will be affected by the updates and that there will be a drop in performance as this vulnerability is about the processor predicting what it needs to do next.
You can read more about these issues HERE.
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