Apple responds to Intel, ARM chip flaws: All Macs and iOS devices are vulnerable, but don’t panic
Late on Thursday, Apple issued a new support document highlighting how the recently unearthed chip vulnerabilities involving Intel, ARM, and AMD processors impacts nearly the entirety of Apple's product line. Specifically, Apple notes that all Macs and iOS devices are technically susceptible to Spectre and Meltdown, two vulnerabilities which could allow a malicious actor to access sensitive user data in protected memory. Apple, though, makes a point of emphasizing that no known exploits have been uncovered.
"All Mac systems and iOS devices are affected," the support document reads, "but there are no known exploits impacting customers at this time. Since exploiting many of these issues requires a malicious app to be loaded on your Mac or iOS device, we recommend downloading software only from trusted sources such as the App Store."
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Apple responds to Intel, ARM chip flaws: All Macs and iOS devices are vulnerable, but don’t panic originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 5 Jan 2018 at 06:50:07 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.