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Meltdown and Spectre flaws also affect all Apple Mac and iOS devices

Meltdown and Spectre flaws also affect all Apple Mac and iOS devices

"Analysis of these techniques revealed that while they are extremely hard to exploit, even by an app running locally on a Mac or iOS device, they can be potentially exploited in JavaScript running in a web browser", Apple said.

Pointing out that the risks are likely to come from "a malicious app", Apple also advised users to download software "only from trusted sources such as the App Store".

Technology companies are scrambling to fix the serious security issues after it was determined the two hardware bugs discovered could be exploited to allow the memory content of a computer to be leaked.

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Intel on Thursday said it has developed and is issuing updates for all types of Intel-based machines that will render system affected by the design flaw immune to Spectre and Meltdown. Spectre covers two different exploits and allows applications to read each other's memory. In a new support document, Apple says that "all Mac systems and iOS devices are affected" by the vulnerability, but that there are no known exploits impacting customers right now...

The company says that it has already released "updates for the majority of processor products introduced within the past five years" in the form of firmware updates and software patches.

A PAIR of security vulnerabilities affect virtually all Apple products but are not now affecting users, the company said.

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The microchip flaw affects device running the company's iOS and macOS operating systems, as well as the Apple TV. "We proceed to create and test encourage alleviations for these issues and will discharge them in up and coming updates of iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS", the article states. Apple is also working on patches and updates to defend against Spectre and will release them as and when they're ready. Google said its users of Android phones - more than 80 percent of the global market - were protected if they had the latest security updates. He tells Sydell that the problem is found on millions of computers, as well as smartphones and cloud storage provided by companies such as Google, Amazon Web Services, Apple and Microsoft.

"Both the "Spectre" and "Meltdown" flaws affect the performance of CPU feature called Speculative Execution" which is responsible for improving speed and operate multiple operations.

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