By: Steve Dellar | 01-05-2018 | News
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Apple Confirms Spectre Bug On All iPhones

The major CPU flaws reported on earlier this week present in all Intel, AMD and ARM processor chips continue to cause trouble. Apple has confirmed today that all its iPhones, iPads and Mac computers are vulnerable to the major processor errors, known to the world now as Spectre and Meltdown.

The Cupertino company did also note that a support document and patches are already available.

The Steve Job’s founded company uses Intel processors in all of its Mac computers and ARM-based designs for its A-series processors used in the iPhones and iPads.

Apple: “All Mac systems and iOS devices are affected, but there are no known exploits impacting customers at this time.”

“Our current testing indicates that the upcoming Safari mitigations will have no measurable impact on the Speedometer and ARES-6 tests and an impact of less than 2.5% on the JetStream benchmark.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Don&#39;t forget to patch both OS and Firmware! <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#meltdown</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#spectre</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Jaromir Kaspar (@jaromirkaspar) <a href="">January 4, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Users are urged, as always, to update their phones or computers with the latest security patches at all times to protect them from any possible malware.

For surfing on its Safari browser, Apple said it was developing protections which would be released in a few days to help stop potential exploitation via JavaScript running in the browser from any website.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This old logo suddenly seems relevant again. <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Meltdown</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#spectre</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Damon Cortesi (@dacort) <a href="">January 4, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The first bug, known as Meltdown is thought to primarily affect Intel processors manufactured since 1995 and does not affect the latest versions. It can allow hackers to bypass the hardware barrier between applications run by users and the computer’s core memory.

The second bug, Spectre affects most modern processors made by a variety of manufacturers, including Intel, ARM and AMD.


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Ulrich88 No. 15348 2018-01-05 : 23:40

well known since a long time that all Intel processors had back door for alphabet agencies built in.

deep state is always watching you!

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