You may have heard about Spectre and Meltdown, two security flaws revealed by Google that could allow hackers to steal sensitive information from computing devices.
What can I do?
There’s one thing you can do to avoid the security flaws: update your computers with the latest security fixes as soon as possible. Fixes for Windows 10 are automatically installed, but that is not the case on Windows 7 and 8, where it has to be done manually until Patch Tuesday. On Mac, only versions 10.13.2 and higher are considered safe.
What is Qualifio doing?
In order to eliminate any risk for your data, we are planning an update of our infrastructure resulting in reboots and therefore minor impacts on our services. To reduce the impact on your users, we are concentrating the updates blocking them on Wednesday, January 10, from 4:30 CET to 5:30 (GMT+1). Other temporary unavailabilities, with no expected impact for your users, could occur on Tuesday, January 9, after 6PM.
We will of course keep you informed of any new important information. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
- “Meltdown and Spectre: ‘worst ever’ CPU bugs affect virtually all computers” (The Guardian)
- “How to protect your PC against the major ‘Meltdown’ CPU security flaw” (The Verge)
- “What are Meltdown and Spectre, the bugs affecting nearly every computer and device?” (TechCrunch)
- “Microsoft pushing out emergency fix for newly disclosed processor exploit” (Windows Central)
- “Meltdown and Spectre: All Mac devices affected, says Apple” (BBC)