The recent discovery of Meltdown and Spectre CPU bugs has given the tech industry quite the fright. It’s said most devices produced in the last 20 years are subject to the security flaws resulting from the Meltdown and Spectre CPU bugs. Apple recently announced all iOS and Mac devices (except for iWatches) are affected by Meltdown and Spectre, and promised consumers an update fix would soon be on the way to protect devices from Meltdown and Spectre.
That update has arrived.
Actually, those updates have arrived. Apple released three updates today; an update for iOS, another for macOS, and an update for Safari. These updates protect devices from being exploited through the Spectre bug. Given that updates were released just days ago to protect consumer devices from Meltdown, Apple’s devices are now safer from Meltdown and Spectre attacks… as far as Apple is concerned. Whether or not further updates will be required to make Apple devices impervious to Meltdown and Spectre attacks is yet to be seen.