Several recently-published research articles have demonstrated a new class of attacks (Meltdown and Spectre) that work on modern computer processors. At best, the vulnerability could be leveraged by malware and hackers to more easily exploit other security bugs. At worst, the hole could be abused by programs and logged-in users to read the contents of your computer's memory. This is a deeply technical issue that mainly requires software and operating system providers to issue software updates to fix.
All computers connected to the internet are vulnerable to attack. These simple steps can help minimize your risk.
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Protect your information by making sure your computer is not vulnerable to attack. These Top 10 tips will help you maintain a secure system.