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Major Flaw in Hardware Leaves Computers, iPads and iPhones Vulnerable 

Two major flaws in computer chips have left a huge number of computers, iPads and smartphones vulnerable to hackers. These flaws have been titled Spectre and Meltdown. The flaws are specific to Intel chips. 

The flaws could potentially allow an attacker to read confidential data stored in computer or mobile device memory such as passwords, or sensitive data. Although the flaws are hardware based the fixes to make your device secure are software based.

The fixes are listed below. Please apply as soon as possible to devices in your department. We will pushing out many of these via SCCM and Jamf.

Microsoft

Red Hat

For Macs and iOS devices please make sure you have taken the latest patches

Google Devices and Chrome

AWS

Mozilla/Firefox

 

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