Apple Addresses Meltdown and Spectre in macOS

Apple Addresses Meltdown and Spectre in macOS

Apple Addresses Meltdown and Spectre in macOS

On Tuesday Apple said it has come out with patches to the Meltdown security vulnerability - which impacts several generations of Intel chips - for macOS Sierra and OS X El Capitan, which were released in 2016 and 2015, respectively.

A total of 17 security issues are addressed by Apple in its latest set of patches for macOS and OS X. The updates are dubbed Security Update 2018-001. They include a variety of kernel, low-level areas, audio, and WebKit issues, many of which can lead to a compromised Mac.

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Together with last week's update, this means the last three major revisions of macOS are not protected from the processor bugs.

Additionally, Apple has also macOS High Sierra version 10.13.3 that focuses on security, stability, and bug fixes. It also fixes an issue with an SMB server.

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You can download the update through the Mac App Store. If you have an older version of macOS, there's some good news for you. Enter your Apple ID credentials in the provided box. Click on Continue and wait till the update automatically installs on your device. Currently, 28% of devices remain on iOS 10, and 7% are on iOS 9 or earlier releases.

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