You may have heard about them in the news over the past few days: two security flaws, called Meltdown and Spectre, which mainly affect Intel processor. In this post, we will explain in plain English what this is all about and what Combell is doing about these security flaws to protect its infrastructure.
What’s in a name?
Security researchers have recently discovered two security issues present mainly in Intel processors, which probably affect most of the devices produced over the past 20 years. And since it has now become a trend to find scary names to use in the media, these vulnerabilities have been named Meltdown and Spectre.