After all the criticism received by the CEO of Intel, Brian krzanichha, has come forward with a letter written to his clients, in relation to the Meltdown and Specter hardware-based vulnerabilities that affect your processors.
In it he comments that next January 15th, 90% of Intel processors from the last 5 years will be protected, thanks to the updates offered throughout this week. The updates for the rest of the processors will be received by the users before the end of January. Mac customers can rest assured that they have been covered with the macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 update.
The vulnerabilities of older operating systems have also been solved this week, with updates available to users. If you are among them, update as soon as possible.
But the Intel effort does not stop here. You have to prevent something similar from happening again. From this moment, promises timely and transparent communications. These will be accompanied with details of the patch and the performance that can reduce our Mac. Krzanichha:
The safety of our clients is a permanent priority, not a one-off event. To accelerate industry-wide security, we are committed to publicly identifying critical security vulnerabilities, following responsible customer communication rules, and are committed to working with the industry to share hardware innovations that will accelerate delivery. progress when dealing with attacks with secondary channels. We are also committed to adding additional funding for academic and independent research on potential security threats.
All Macs to date are affected by Meltdown and Specter. Only the new processors that are put on sale from this moment, will have the corresponding protection.
In any case, in I am from Mac always We recommend you have the latest software version. Although it occasionally slows down the system, the protection that is gained is very important.