The Two Cyber Security Flaws Found In Nearly All Modern Processors

The Two Cyber Security Flaws Found In Nearly All Modern Processors
Recent cyber security studies have identified two major security flaws found in nearly all modern processors. The two flaws, Meltdown and Spectre, could enable hackers to bypass regular security measures to gain access to otherwise secure data held in personal computers, servers, cloud services and mobile devices.

Meltdown

This flaw breaks down the security barriers between a device’s applications and the operating system it works on to access the device’s data.

Spectre

This flaw breaks down the security barriers between a device’s applications to access sensitive data such as passwords, photos and documents.

When the two flaws were originally discovered in 2017, they were immediately reported to major hardware and software companies to work on fixes. As a result, many systems have already been updated to defend against the flaws. Nevertheless, your business should not rely on such fixes preventing them from hackers.

How can I protect my business?
  • Install the most recent software updates to your devices immediately and check for updates regularly.
  • Install antivirus and firewall software to protect your business with additional layers of security.
  • Contact any third-party suppliers you work with to ensure they are protected from the flaws.
  • Protect your business with cyber liability insurance from Cyberguru , to protect against cyber fraud and data breaches.
For more information on protecting your business with our cyber liability insurance , contact Cyberguru today. We can tailor all of our insurance schemes to meet your business needs, getting you the best cover at the best price.

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