Don’t you just love it when you wake up to a massive security exploit that affects pretty much every device you own that has a processor? If you do, you’re going to love it when you find out that there are actually TWO massive security exploits that affect pretty much every device you own that has a processor.
They’re called Meltdown and Spectre, and here’s what you should know about these vulnerabilities as well as what you can do to keep yourself safe.
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Prior to the blast from the past issue on Apple’s iPhones, you wouldn’t think that “history” could directly affect our handheld devices – at least not in the literal sense. In light of the 1970s hitting Cupertino’s darling in timely fashion, it looks like Android hackers have been busy too.
This time, it does a lot more damage than its Unix-based brethren. Like wiping all data on your smartphone and spreading the exploit further through random calls and texts.
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Apple has issued a new iOS update version 4.0.2 that fixes the PDF vulnerability issue that puts your iPhone at risk.