Two new CPU bugs have been discovered by Google’s Project Zero team this week.
Just like other bugs and exploits that are released, there are fixes for these bugs. For the savvy computer user who’s computer running updates properly should have nothing to worry about. Microsoft/Intel are continuing to write patches for these two CPU bugs known as “Spectre” and “Meltdown”.
If you are not sure whether or not you are protected, please feel free to give Frankenstein a call and ask them to check the update settings and or service on your computer and ensure that the Windows Update is working properly and also applying updates as needed.
Some say that the CPU being patched does have some performance drawback, but it is much better than having your important information stolen from you. It may be a couple of weeks before any bugs introduced by the patches themselves will be worked out. It is too early to tell as the patches are still rolling out.
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