How to Protect Against Meltdown and Spectre
Just like you, I was taught that browsers can be insecure. Fortunately, they are easy to patch by installing an updated version of the application. I was also taught that most operating systems have numerous flaws, but those vulnerabilities can be patched as well. But who would have guessed that the CPUs that power our computers, tablets and yes, even our smart phones, may have some serious security issues?
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Fortunately, the recent Meltdown and Spectre CPU issues can be patched through an operating system update. If you run a PC or a Mac, the O.S. developers have already sent the patch to the end users a few months ago. However, if you run a more obscure version of the Linux or Android operating systems, it could take quite a bit of time until all the problems are fixed for good.