5:15PM, 08 Jan 2018

Meltdown and Spectre CPU vulnerabilities

Updated at 3.10pm 10 Jan 2018

Researchers have found multiple vulnerabilities in computer processors which may allow attackers to extract information from affected systems, including passwords and other sensitive data.

The technical details of these vulnerabilities can be found at meltdownattack.com External Link and spectreattack.com External Link .

CERT NZ is not currently aware of any attacks that are actively exploiting these vulnerabilities, however proofs of concept to exploit these vulnerabilities have been published. Because of this, we strongly recommend you protect yourself with the advice provided below as soon as practicable.