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Yesterday Apple released three new security updates for iPhones, iPads, and Macs to protect users from a bug known as Spectre.
Last week, Apple announced that all iPhones, iPads and Mac computers are affected by two major flaws in computer chips, Meltdown and Spectre. Apple watches are not affected.
The two flaws are found in many modern computer processing units (microchips) made by Intel and ARM, and affect all Mac systems and iOS devices.
The bugs could give hackers easy access to private information stored on Macs, iPhones and iPads. Hackers could potentially view passwords, emails photos, and documents on affected devices. Apple confirmed last week that there are no known exploits currently affecting its customers.
Meltdown-specific patches were released for iOS (11.2), macOS (10.13.2), and tvOS (11.2) last week. Yesterday’s updates will protect users from the Spectre bug.
The fixes to iOS, MacOS and the Safari browser require users to update their systems. On Macs, the update is for OS X El Capitan and macOS Sierra, and for iPhone and iPad, iOS11. If you have any Apple devices you should apply these updates as soon as possible.
How to protect your Apple security
Only download apps from the Apple App Store or a trusted source.
Immediately apply security updates when they become available
If you have any concerns about the security of your Apple, or Android devices, please give us a call on 01392 207194 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.