Last winter Specter and Meltdown made news due to the fact that the flaw had existed and been exploited for almost 20 years!  Now, there is a new flaw – Foreshadow.

As with Spectre and Meltdown, this affects Intel chips and there is a patch in place.

Chips that have been affected:

  • Intel Core i3/i5/i7/M processor (45nm and 32nm)
  • 2nd/3rd/4th/5th/6th/7th/8th generation Intel Core processors
  • Intel Core X-series Processor Family for Intel X99 and X299 platforms
  • Intel Xeon processor 3400/3600/5500/5600/6500/7500 series
  • Intel Xeon Processor E3 v1/v2/v3/v4/v5/v6 Family
  • Intel Xeon Processor E5 v1/v2/v3/v4 Family
  • Intel Xeon Processor E7 v1/v2/v3/v4 Family
  • Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family
  • Intel Xeon Processor D (1500, 2100)

What should you do?

Make sure that your operating system is up-to-date and the patches should install with the updates.

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