Apple releases Meltdown and Spectre fixes for older versions of macOS

Apple releases Meltdown and Spectre fixes for older versions of macOS

Apple releases Meltdown and Spectre fixes for older versions of macOS

The latest batch of security updates fix a few random exploits here and there, but the marquee feature is definitely closing the Meltdown vulnerability on Sierra and El Capitan Macs. But he also appears two more times, with two new vulnerabilities, which like the recently reported issues allowed someone to read restricted memory locations. The updates are dubbed Security Update 2018-001.

Additionally, Apple has also released macOS High Sierra version 10.13.3 that focuses on security, stability, and bug fixes.

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On Tuesday, the company released updates to the Sierra and El Capitan operating systems that will protect users from Meltdown, the design flaw that could let hackers access sensitive information from a computer's processor. You can also ask for specific news categories including Sports, Business, or Music. It also fixes an issue with an SMB server.

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As best we can guess, the large size of the update may be due to the location of the 15 security vulnerabilities fixed, which include a handful of problems in the kernel. Installing the update will restart your computer. On Monday Intel said some people using its Broadwell and Haswell chips have been dealing with "higher system reboots" after applying updates.

As with the other operating systems, security is the main reason to update to tvOS 11.2.5, which includes 11 security fixes.

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