Meltdown and Spectre: All Mac devices affected, says Apple

by Ben Pena Января 5, 2018, 11:42
Meltdown and Spectre: All Mac devices affected, says Apple

Apple admitted Friday that all iPhones, iPads and Mac computers worldwide are affected by the Spectre and Meltdown processor security flaws but said no customers so far had been affected.

The tech giant said it is working on software updates to fix a pair of vulnerabilities which affect Apple gadgets as well as "all modern processors and affect almost all computing devices and operating systems".

"Security researchers have recently uncovered security issues known by two names, Meltdown and Spectre", Apple said in its post.

In a statement on its website, Apple said all Mac and iOS devices were affected by both Meltdown and Spectre. The company says it has "already released mitigations in iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2, and tvOS 11.2 to help defend against Meltdown". Then Google's Project Zero team, which tracks down zero-day vulnerabilities on computer systems, reported that the flaw impacts almost all modern processors.

On Wednesday, Alphabet Inc's Google and other security researchers disclosed two major chip flaws, one called Meltdown affecting only Intel Corp chips and one called Spectre affecting almost all computer chips made in the last decade. It said that Apple Watch is not affected.

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Further mitigations will be released in the coming days in Apple's Safari to help defend against Spectre. He tells Sydell that the problem is found on millions of computers, as well as smartphones and cloud storage provided by companies such as Google, Amazon Web Services, Apple and Microsoft. "We proceed to create and test encourage alleviations for these issues and will discharge them in up and coming updates of iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS", the article states.

Apple's statement comes just two days after it was reported on Wednesday that all Intel chips produced over the last decade feature a design flaw that could put all Windows, Linux and macOS kernels at risk by essentially allowing commonly used programs to read or discern the contents and layout of a computer's protected kernel memory areas.

Now, the California tech giant has confirmed that it has released mitigations for macOS and iOS as well as Safari on the App Store.

There's no evidence that bad actors have yet exploited the bugs, but companies from Microsoft to Mozilla said they have worked to patch up vulnerabilities to their operating systems.

Researchers at Google's Project Zero and academic institutions including the Graz University of Technology in Austria discovered the problem a year ago and disclosed it Wednesday.

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