This week, news about two major CPU vulnerabilities named Meltdown and Spectre came out. These security flaws affect devices with processors from Intel, AMD, and ARM and can put your data at risk. Today Apple opened up about how these bugs affect their devices.
Apple says that all Mac and iOS devices are affected by Meltdown and Spectre, but that there aren't any known exploits impacting users right now. The company released mitigations in iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2, and tvOS 11.2 to protect against Meltdown, so if you're not on those versions, you may want to update. The Apple Watch is not affected by Meltdown.
Many of the issues that can be caused by Meltdown require you to download a malicious app, so Apple warns that you should only download software from a trusted source, such as the App Store.
To read more of Apple's response to the Meltdown and Spectre exploits, hit the link below.