Mac and iOS are affected by the Meltdown and Spectre bug says Apple

Apple have issued a statement from a blog telling its customers that it too has been affected by two known viruses or bugs called Meltdown and Spectre.

Although Apple have also said that although all their devices apart from Apple Watch are affected, no known device has been hit as yet, so they are rushing out a security patch for both Mac and iOS devices.

As technology gets bigger, better and smarter, it is important for all these technology giants to keep up to pace with those that wish to exploit their vulnerabilities.

Other tech giants have also issued security updates to protect users from these two very tricky computer bugs.

The Meltdown and Spectre issues take advantage of a modern CPU performance feature called speculative execution.

It seems you are more vulnerable if you download apps from anywhere other than the Appstore or Google Playstore.

You can view more on the technical side of what both these bugs are and read the statement in full Here


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