What can I do to protect my PC from the Meltdown and Spectre flaws? | Technology | The Guardian

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It’s too soon to say. Bear in mind that, so far, there are no known exploits for these vulnerabilities, so the current level of risk is low. Companies will try to defend against threats as and when they appear. In the short term, we’ll just have to see how well that goes. In the long run, millions of PCs and other devices will have to be replaced. That would be true even if the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities had not been discovered. The difference is that some may have to be replaced sooner rather than later. Intel says it has “issued firmware updates for 90 percent of Intel CPUs introduced in the past five years, but we have more work to do”. We don’t know if it will go further back than that, but the biggest threat is to old PCs that probably aren’t worth very much. Over time, I expect the strategy will develop roughly as follows: Read All Comments: http://www.comentarismo.com/news/theguardianwhat-can-i-do-to-protect-my-pc-from-the-meltdown-and-spectre-flaws-technology-the-guardian


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