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Apple acknowledges Meltdown and Spectre security flaws

Follow-up to previous posting – Tech giants responding to massive chip vulnerability alert – via the Washington Post: “…On Thursday, Apple confirmed that all Mac systems and iOS devices are affected, but that no known exploits have impacted its customers. In a post on its website, Apple said updates to its operating systems for iPhones (iOS 11.2), Macs (macOS 10.13.2), and Apple TVs (tvOS 11.2) would defend against Meltdown. The company said it will soon release a new version of its Safari web browser to protect customers against Spectre. Further updates of iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS will be released to limit the threat of the vulnerabilities, Apple said...”

See also theguardian – Intel facing class-action lawsuits over Meltdown and Spectre bugs – “Plaintiffs claim compensation for security flaws and alleged slowdown that fixing computers will cause, while corporations count cost of corrections.”

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