Apple Says All Macs, iPhones and iPads Exposed to Chip Security Flaws


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According to Bloomberg


Apple Inc. said all Mac computers and iOS devices, like iPhones and iPads, are affected by chip security flaws unearthed this week, but the company stressed there are no known exploits impacting users.

The Cupertino, California-based company said recent software updates for iPads, iPhones, iPod touches, Mac desktops and laptops, and the Apple TV set-top-box mitigate one of the vulnerabilities known as Meltdown. The Apple Watch, which runs a derivative of the iPhone’s operating system is not affected, according to the company.

Despite concern that fixes may slowdown devices, Apple said its steps to address the Meltdown issue haven’t dented performance.

Apple said it will release an update to its Safari web browser in coming days to defend against another form of the security flaw known as Spectre. These steps could slow the speed of the browser by less than 2.5 percent, the company added.

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This article and images were originally posted on [Bloomberg] January 5, 2018 at 06:22AM. Credit to Author and Bloomberg | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day

 

 

 

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