How to protect against the Meltdown and Spectre CPU exploit

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Over the past couple of days, there’s been a lot of talk about two very dangerous Intel CPU vulnerabilities, which are nicknamed Spectre (PDF) and Meltdown.  This affects quite a lot of devices and Operating Systems.  I put together a master list of update sources to where you can get patched below!

Windows

7 (Service Pack 1)

8.1

10

Surface

Linux

RedHat Enterprise Linux 6/7

CloudLinux 6/7

Ubuntu Linux

MacOS

Apple statement regarding speculative execution.  It looks like it’s already patched, but pending a browser update to mitigate javascript payloads.

Mobile OS

Android / AOSP

Browser Mitigation

Google Chrome / Chromium

Mozilla Firefox

Other

Github page with lots of resources for mitigation


If I missed any, please comment, and I will add to the list!

 

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