Jamie Warmbir

Meltdown and Spectre – What You Need to Know

Recently, a major vulnerability in modern processors like Intel has been exploited by two nasty bugs - Meltdown and Spectre.

Who is affected? This affects laptops, desktops, cloud infrastructures, and smartphones (basically everyone using a modern computer).

Is there a fix? Microsoft, Linux, and OS X have released patches to protect against Meltdown and Spectre.

What does this mean for Mavidea IT clients? We've got you covered and have secured your environments!

Biggest impact? Old hardware...if you have hardware that's 5 years or older, it will run much slower, severely impacting performance.

What to do?

  1. Reassess hardware cycles - if you have older machines then it's time to make plans to replace the old with new machines.
  2. Once the old hardware is replaced - create a plan to cycle through 20% of old hardware every year. This will help keep your network running smoothly.
Questions about this? Contact us!