From our Partner ESET

On Wednesday, January 3rd, security researchers released details on vulnerabilities in several common processor designs. Some of these vulnerabilities specifically affect Intel chips, while other vulnerabilities are present in almost all AMD, ARM and Intel chips.  These weaknesses may place sensitive system data at risk of exposure to attackers.

As stated by researchers, there are theoretical ways that antivirus software could detect the problem. However, detection would have an extremely negative impact on device performance, and significantly influence user experience; it would be a less effective approach than prevention. Therefore, we are recommending that users take the following steps:

  • Keep track of any related patches for their systems and apply them as soon as possible
  • Keep all other software updated, including web browsers
  • Be on the lookout for phishing emails, which are still the number one way for hackers to get a foothold on your computer

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