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Apple says devices vulnerable to chip flaws

Apple says devices vulnerable to chip flaws

Apple has put out a statement saying that the Meltdown and Spectre bugs affect "all Mac systems and iOS devices".

Apple was one of the last major computer firms left to comment on the newly discovered flaw, although it was already widely believed that its devices could be affected.

In an announcement Thursday, Apple said it has released patches to defend against Meltdown in iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2, and tvOS 11.2.

Cloud administrations possessed by Amazon, Microsoft, and Google itself have additionally been utilizing Project Zero's examination to make and issue patches for their servers, while numerous other littler cloud suppliers who had not been beforehand told about the defect are now scrambling to fix their machines.

Apple Inc will release a patch for the Safari web browser on its iPhones, iPads and Macs within days, it said on Thursday, after major chipmakers disclosed flaws that leave almost every modern computing device vulnerable to hackers.

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In a blogpost, Apple said it had released updates for iOS, the software on its phones and tablets, macOS, which is used by its computers and tvOS for its television products.

The issues - Spectre and Meltdown - are flaws in computer chips which could, in theory, allow hackers to steal data from affected systems.

In a blog post, the Cupertino company said that the flaws, known as Meltdown and Spectre, affect all Macs and iOS devices, but downloading its latest software update will fix at least one of the vulnerabilities.

Both Meltdown and Spectre exploit the capabilities of modern processors from different angles but in the same manner. Apple notes, however, that Spectre can be exploited in JavaScript running in a web browser. While that attack is thought to be more difficult to pull off, it's also harder to guard against, and Apple Watch is as vulnerable to it as the rest of Apple's product line. In the coming days the organization says it will discharge alleviations in Safari to help shield against Specter.

"We're aware of this industry-wide issue and have been working closely with chip manufacturers to develop and test mitigations to protect our customers". Apple has already released all of those updates, so if you own any of those devices, you can protect them by making sure your operating system is up-to-date.


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