Chances are you own a smartphone or computer that contains a chip hackers could potentially exploit to get access to sensitive information. That’s because billions of devices are affected by two major security flaws revealed by cybersecurity researchers recently.
The flaws — dubbed Meltdown and Spectre — affect processing chips made by Intel (), AMD( ) and ARM Holdings. That means if you use a desktop, laptop, smartphone or cloud service from Apple ( ), Google ( ), Amazon ( ) or Microsoft ( ) you might be vulnerable.
Source: CNN Technology
Date: January 4th, 2018
Link (includes short video) : http://money.cnn.com/2018/01/04/technology/spectre-meltdown-cpu-flaws-explainer/index.html
1) “Vulnerable systems will likely remain in operation for decades.” Imagine you are the CIO of a fairly large organization. What are your next steps?
2) Why will most of you NOT update your software because of this, and how might that behavior be changed?