Apple to issue fix for iPhones, Macs at risk from chip bug
Apple to issue fix for iPhones, Macs at risk from chip bug
Apple iPhone Chip Vulnerability Is 'Most Disturbing' Security Issue in Decades
12 January, 2018, 18:09
"These bugs in the hardware can enable hackers using malicious programs to steal sensitive data which is now processed on the computer". So far, Project Zeroresearchers have only verified it on Intel CPUs.
If you use any of these devices - and chances are pretty high that you do - you will need to be aware of the potential security threat it poses. These flaws are going to bring a lot of "doom and gloom, ' but organizations" ability to react in an efficient and predictable way is what is most critical.
Apple has been making its own A-series systems on a chip since the iPhone 4 in 2010. Safety checks might make applications more susceptible to Spectre.
"Contrary to some initial reporting, this is NOT just an Intel bug, it affects AMD and ARM processors as well". On Wednesday, the company published a chart of vulnerable devices, which include several Cortex-R and Cortex-A products used in smartphones and other chips sold by Nvidia and Samsung.
Why are they such a problem? To exploit the vulnerability, bad software needs to get into your machine, so the less opportunity for that the better. Legal experts expect cloud service providers to be the leaders in this, with Amazon, Microsoft and Googleall having solid reasons to hold Intel to account if it slows their computational capacity.
The next Chrome browser update to be released on January 23 will contain fixes.
Meltdown is a name given to an exploitation technique known as CVE-2017-5754 or "rogue data cache load".
What about phones and PCs?
But companies are fixing these flaws?
The Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities are bi-products of optimization techniques created to increase the performance of modern processors. Apple wrote in a blog post:"All Mac systems and iOS devices are affected, but there are no known exploits impacting customers at this time". They are urging Intel to fix the problem and to offer those affected compensation for any losses that have occurred. Your operating system, your BIOS, your drivers, your browsers.
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How do I update my software? However, Google has a list of computers that won't receive the update because they are older models. If you don't have automatic updates turned on, go to Windows Settings to manually update.
"Therefore, we recommend that ESET users keep track of any related patches for their systems and apply them as soon as possible".
If everybody updates his or her software, all is good?
Guidance from USA cyber-security project CERT, which is funded by the federal government, originally advised computer users that in order to fully remove the vulnerability they would have to "replace" processor hardware.
What about the Spectre flaw?
The more pervasive flaw of the two, dubbed Spectre, leaves the world's supply of microprocessors potentially vulnerable to attack, the researchers said.
Attackers could gain access to your Mac thanks to another security flaw discovered in the latest version of its operating system. According to the bug report , users can simply open System Preferences, go to App Store settings and check the padlock icon.
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