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Apple release iOS 11.2.2 update to address Spectre
09 January 2018, 02:11 | Megan Pierce
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Intel has highlighted its quick response to the exploits, which it learned about previous year but only acknowledged on Wednesday after the existence of the Meltdown flaw began to leak through news websites.
"In the longer term, we have started experimenting with techniques to remove the information leak closer to the source, instead of just hiding the leak by disabling timers", said Mozilla in a blog post regarding prevention against attacks like Meltdown and Spectre.
The relevant updates - iOS 11.2.2 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 - are both now available for free on compatible devices. iOS 11.2.2 is available for iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation. Tech companies typically withhold details about security problems until fixes are available so that hackers wouldn't have a roadmap to exploit the flaws. Meltdown only affects Intel CPUs, while Spectre affects processors from Intel, AMD, and ARM.
Few further details are available on the updates, although Apple's description indicates the goal of the updates is to protect against Spectre attacks. - Reuters picThe Apple Watch, which runs a derivative of the iPhone's operating system, is not affected by either Meltdown or Spectre, according to the company. Today the firm has released a trio of security updates aimed at protecting Safari and WebKit against the Spectre attack.
Apple has seen fit to release a macOS High Sierra 10.13.
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The bugs also affect cloud-computing services powering much of the internet.
There is no evidence these flaws have been exploited. He now holds the minimum possible while remaining chief executive.
The "Meltdown" and "Spectre" bugs are unique in their universality: at least one of them affects nearly every computing device and software on the planet, whoever makes it.
"It's a positive thing that we have independent verification - researchers looking for vulnerabilities", Daly said.
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