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Apple Support Note regarding speculative execution vulnerabilities in ARM-based and Intel CPUs

 5 Januar 2018 12:31:03
Security researchers have recently uncovered security issues known by two names, Meltdown and Spectre. These issues apply to all modern processors and affect nearly all computing devices and operating systems.  
All Mac systems and iOS devices are affected, but there are no known exploits impacting customers at this time.
Since exploiting many of these issues requires a malicious app to be loaded on your Mac or iOS device, we recommend downloading software only from trusted sources such as the App Store.

Apple has already released mitigations in iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2, and tvOS 11.2 to help defend against Meltdown. Apple Watch is not affected by Meltdown.

In the coming days we plan to release mitigations in Safari to help defend against Spectre.

We continue to develop and test further mitigations for these issues and will release them in upcoming updates of iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS.


Read the complete Apple Support Note here

What should you do at the moment?

- Keep your devices up-to-date and install the latest updates!
- Get your apps from the Apple AppStore.
- No Jailbreaks - No Rooting!



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