SPONSORED

What are Meltdown and Spectre on Your Computer?

Jun 12, 2018, 2:37 PM | Updated: Jan 22, 2020, 4:53 pm

FILE...

FILE

This article is sponsored by Les Olson Company, Your Office Technology Partner. Don’t let Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in your CPU slow you down. Get the Expert Technical Support Your Business Needs with Managed I.T. Services from Les Olson Company.


Currently, all Intel CPU chips have a fatal flaw in them that could leave them open to security breaches and cause your computer to slow down.

I.T. Security

On this episode of I.T. Security, John Huston with the I.T. Services Department at Les Olson Company talks with host Ethan Millard about the perils of the current security-flawed Intel Chips continue to be added into computers. This puts your computer at risk. No matter if it’s a PC or a Mac, if you have an Intel chip, hackers could have easy access to your computer. John discusses how you can fix this problem with the help of Les Olson Company I.T.

What are Meltdown and Spectre?

Photo: Intel

These are vulnerabilities that are out for Intel processors. They allow data to be leaked from any computer which is built around those Intel chips. And that means all the data that is kept on your computer is vulnerable. Even if you have the latest anti-virus software and everything is up to date you are still at risk.

What Can You Do?

Unfortunately no permanent fixes exist at this time. A permanent fix will only come once Intel releases a new chip and they have not announced when that will be. In the meantime, there are several things you can do to minimize the impact of this vulnerability. First of all, it’s important to install any available updates and patches to your computer. While very necessary, there is a downside to doing this. Many people have experienced a noticeable slow down to their computer performance after installing patches and updates meant to protect against Meltdown and Spectre.

The good news is there are things you can do to help mitigate performance issues that are associated with these fixes. Contact Les Olson Company for help determining whether fixes have already been applied, and what you can do to protect your PC.

Visit their website for more information about Meltdown & Spectre.

KSL 5 TV Live

Sponsored

Modern chandelier hanging from a white slanted ceiling with windows in the backgruond...

Lighting Design

Light Up Your Home With These Top Lighting Trends for 2024

Check out the latest lighting design trends for 2024 and tips on how you can incorporate them into your home.

15 days ago

Technician woman fixing hardware of desktop computer. Close up....

PC Laptops

Tips for Hassle-Free Computer Repairs

Experiencing a glitch in your computer can be frustrating, but with these tips you can have your computer repaired without the stress.

22 days ago

Close up of finger on keyboard button with number 11 logo...

PC Laptops

7 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade Your Laptop to Windows 11

Explore the benefits of upgrading to Windows 11 for a smoother, more secure, and feature-packed computing experience.

2 months ago

Stylish room interior with beautiful Christmas tree and decorative fireplace...

Lighting Design

Create a Festive Home with Our Easy-to-Follow Holiday Prep Guide

Get ready for festive celebrations! Discover expert tips to prepare your home for the holidays, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for unforgettable moments.

4 months ago

Battery low message on mobile device screen. Internet and technology concept...

PC Laptops

9 Tips to Get More Power Out of Your Laptop Battery

Get more power out of your laptop battery and help it last longer by implementing some of these tips from our guide.

4 months ago

Users display warnings about the use of artificial intelligence (AI), access to malicious software ...

Les Olson

How to Stay Safe from Cybersecurity Threats

Read our tips for reading for how to respond to rising cybersecurity threats in 2023 and beyond to keep yourself and your company safe.

5 months ago

What are Meltdown and Spectre on Your Computer?