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New security attack is the latest IT threat to businesses

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A security flaw has been found in a vast majority of Intel processors, with developers working tirelessly behind the scenes to fix this loop hole.

Now known as ‘Meltdown’ and ‘Spectre, these hardware bugs allow programs to steal data from Intel processors.  This might include your passwords stored in a password manager or browser, your personal photos, emails, instant messages and even business critical documents.

Intel processors account for 82% of all processors found in PC’s and servers worldwide, including Apple Mac.  The security flaw also affects cloud server providers including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Google.

While the risks to business customers has not fully yet been publicly disclosed, the actions being taken by the various operating system developers to fix something indicates that they view it as a serious problem.  This has been further evidenced as we as we have already seen a number of vendors take servers down to perform emergency patching since the news was announced.

At David Allen IT Solutions we have already completed an update to keep our customers safe.  However if you are worried about the risks posed to your business our experts are on hand to provide information and guidance.  Contact our team on 01228 711888 for more information.

Posted: January 5th, 2018

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