Apple admits its products affected by global security flaw

Apple admits its products affected by global security flaw

"All Mac systems and iOS devices are affected, but there are no known exploits impacting customers at this time", the company said.

According to the BBC, Meltdown affects laptops, desktop computers and internet servers with Intel chips.

The IT giant recommends all the users to download software only from trusted sources, adding that the company has already released patches aimed at protection from Meltdown and Spectre and will continue its efforts in the sphere.

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Meltdown and Spectre are major security flaws that leaves the devices vulnerable to hacking.

Nearly every computing machine on this planet is affected by the recently discovered Meltdown and Spectre flaws, including Apple products.

While Apple has taken (and taking) measures against protecting users against Meltdown and Spectre, so have others. These issues apply to all modern processors and affect almost all computing devices and operating systems. Apple confirmed tonight (Jan. 4) that the security issues known as Meltdown and Spectre also affect Mac and iOS devices. "Apple will release an update for Safari on macOS and iOS in the coming days to mitigate these exploit techniques".

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However, the user also claimed that the same device took exactly 2 hours when it was running on Android Nougat 7.1.2 firmware. The smartphone is powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor along with Adreno 508GPU.

Shortly after the researchers disclosed the chip flaws on Wednesday, Google and Microsoft released statements telling users which of their products were affected.

The current updates to MacOS and iOS protect against Meltdown, but Apple said it will look to incorporate better protections against Spectre-type attacks in future updates to those operating systems. "We also collaborated with hardware and software manufacturers across the industry to help protect their users and the broader web", Google said in a security blog.

Even so, as Devin Coldewey reports for Techcrunch: "If you're wondering why people keep saying, "mitigate" instead of "fix" or "counteract" or something, it's because Meltdown and Spectre take advantage of computing practices so basic that avoiding them is extremely hard and complex".

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"Apple's statement does not make it clear if these vulnerabilities have been addressed in older versions of iOS and Mac, but for Macs, there were security updates for older versions of macOS released alongside macOS 10.13.2, so it's possible fixes are already available for Sierra and El Capitan".

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