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Apple to issue fix for iPhones, Macs at risk from 'Spectre' chip flaw

Macs and iOS devices are vulnerable to Spectre attacks through code that can run in web browsers

Reuters 

Apple Inc will release a patch for the Safari web browser on its iPhones, iPads and Macs within days, it said on Thursday, after major chipmakers disclosed flaws that leave nearly every modern computing device vulnerable to hackers. On Wednesday, Alphabet Inc's Google and other security researchers disclosed two major chip flaws, one called Meltdown affecting only Intel Corp chips and one called Spectre affecting nearly all computer chips made in the last decade. The news sparked a sell-off in Intel's stock as investors tried to gauge the costs to the chipmaker. In a ...

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First Published: Fri, January 05 2018. 08:28 IST
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