Experts conducted a series of tests on the iPhone 8, iPhone 7, and iPhone 8 to verify a speculation related to patches for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. Benchmark results were compared to values before and after the latest updates.
Apple January 14, 2018
Intel rolled out patches to fix the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, but some of the security updates are causing random reboots. Customers are now advised to hold off on installing them.
Security January 13, 2018
Google provided a list of Chromebooks that likely are vulnerable to the Meltdown bug. The list indicated that many Chromebook models run on ARM chips and therefore immune, as the exploit mostly exists on devices powered by Intel processors.
Google January 12, 2018
Companies struggled to issue updates to protect computers and devices from Meltdown and Spectre. Nvidia made a claim that its GPU products are immune.
Security January 11, 2018
Microsoft revealed that most users of older computers will experience slower performance once Meltdown and Spectre patches are installed. Windows 7 and Windows 8 users are urged not to skip the security updates though, as the consequences may be severe.
Microsoft January 10, 2018
Apple rolled out iOS 11.2.2, a supplemental patch for macOS 10.13.2, and Safari 11.0.2. The three security updates address the recently discovered Spectre vulnerability, which along with the Meltdown exploit, has shaken the entire tech industry.
Apple January 9, 2018
Intel’s fix for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities is on the way. At his CES 2018 keynote, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich promised 90 percent of the affected chips will be patched this week, and the rest by end of January.
Security January 9, 2018
Apple confirmed that their devices are also vulnerable to the Meltdown and Spectre exploits. The firm instructed their users to update their devices and to only download from the App Store.
Apple January 5, 2018