“Apple just released iOS 11.2.2 with some Safari and WebKit improvements to mitigate the Spectre vulnerability,” Romain Dillet reports for TechCrunch. “macOS is also receiving an update. It’s a supplemental update to macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 and it includes the same fix.”
“As always, you should update your devices with the latest security patches. In this case, Meltdown and Spectre are serious vulnerabilities,” Dillet reports. “Meltdown was already addressed in previous updates. iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2 and tvOS 11.2 already included mitigations for Meltdown. Apple Watch chips aren’t affected by Meltdown.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Update your Mac(s) and device(s) ASAP!
Now we wait to see how much performance negatively impacted by these software bandaids via research from independent parties.
CERT: The only way to fix the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities is to replace the CPU. Intel et al. are going to try to sell us on a software bandaid instead of really fixing the problem properly. Watch and see. https://t.co/OeC2AoPdlK #Intel #AMD #ARM
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