Meltdown and Spectre CPU Vulnerabilities: Here’s What You Need to Know

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Researchers at Project Zero, Google’s cyber-security arm, have discovered a pair of vulnerabilities in some of the most popular CPUs used in PCs, Macs and handheld devices. The Meltdown and Spectre security flaws have been described by some commentators as some of the “worst ever” security threats, affecting millions of users all over the world. Computer manufacturers have reacted quickly, however, and there are already fixes available for many devices. The flaws were originally discovered in mid-2017, and Google has been working in private with various firms to release the necessary security fixes. In this article we’ll talk you through

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