Video: How the Meltdown & Spectre chip flaws affect Apple's Mac and iPhone

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Both Intel- and ARM-based processors can be susceptible to various hacks, known as Meltdown and Spectre, affecting Macs, iPhones, iPads, and even Apple TVs. Apple has already implemented some fixes, with more to come, but there's a lot to unravel. AppleInsider is here to explain the situation in our latest video.








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  • Reply 1 of 16
    SoliSoli Posts: 9,378member
    That was well done. Much more succinct explanations since this issue came about.
    GeorgeBMac
  • Reply 2 of 16
    racerhomie3racerhomie3 Posts: 1,169member
    I believe the problem is much more deeper than this basic explanation. Do you think DOD & other intelligence agency computers will be targeted?
  • Reply 3 of 16
    Max's rocking a new haircut! Looks good, bro.

    Thanks for the vid. :)


  • Reply 4 of 16
    A-R-M, i always pronounce it arm.
    StrangeDays
  • Reply 5 of 16
    sockrolidsockrolid Posts: 2,788member
    Intel is sooooo doomed.
  • Reply 6 of 16
    Sigh. I click on articles because I want the information, not because I want to see videos -- a much slower way to absorb information. Can you add summaries of critical information in addition to your videos?
    baconstangxzuwatto_cobrajas99airnerd
  • Reply 7 of 16
    bbqboy said:
    Sigh. I click on articles because I want the information, not because I want to see videos -- a much slower way to absorb information. Can you add summaries of critical information in addition to your videos?
    Yup.  Videos and podcasts.  Not very time efficient.
    watto_cobramuthuk_vanalingamjas99airnerd
  • Reply 8 of 16
    “Speculative executive”
    Not very nice executive I guess :) Like Intel CEO who dumped his stock after that news.
    I stopped watching after that


    p.s. Are you sure it is not “speculative execution”?
    edited January 2018
  • Reply 9 of 16
    ajlajl Posts: 115member
    I haven't hear about a class-action against Intel yet. It looks like people are struggling only with battery problems. In fact, people get angry with problems they feel and see, not with those, even worse, they can't even imagine exist.
    ivanhwatto_cobra
  • Reply 10 of 16
    Really? Three have already been filed in California, Indiana, and Oregon. The ones filed on behalf of individuals will likely get thrown out due to the lack of real harm. On the other hand, if the major cloud services start suing because of real costs involved in installing extra servers to compensate for the slowdowns caused by Meltdown mitigation, Intel may have a tougher battle. https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/01/intel-faces-class-action-lawsuits-regarding-meltdown-and-spectre/
    edited January 2018
  • Reply 11 of 16
    ivanhivanh Posts: 392member
    The backdoors were discovered.  Flaw? No way.
  • Reply 12 of 16
    frank777frank777 Posts: 5,807member
    Is there any word on when we'll see new Macs with chips that don't have the flaws?
  • Reply 13 of 16
    iqatedoiqatedo Posts: 1,612member
    frank777 said:
    Is there any word on when we'll see new Macs with chips that don't have the flaws?
    That's the question. You, me and many, many others must be wondering that.
  • Reply 14 of 16
    bbqboy said:
    Sigh. I click on articles because I want the information, not because I want to see videos -- a much slower way to absorb information. Can you add summaries of critical information in addition to your videos?

    They do that sometimes. I've seen a couple of video articles that actually have a nice rundown of what was covered in the video. I'm not sure why they don't do it for all of them.
    airnerd
  • Reply 15 of 16
    TomETomE Posts: 150member
    Will the new Intel Chips to be released the 2nd week of January have this same flaw ?

  • Reply 16 of 16
    rufworkrufwork Posts: 129member
    Soli said:
    That was well done. Much more succinct explanations since this issue came about.
    Wait, what? There was zero explanation here. Just parroting Apple’s already nebulous releases.

    Idk, if I see “explained” in the title, I expect to see a little about how the exploit works. Get a little technical, please. 
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