Meltdown and Spectre CPU Vulnerabilities: What You Need to Know

Meltdown and Spectre CPU Vulnerabilities: What You Need to Know

Meltdown and Spectre CPU Vulnerabilities: What You Need to Know 150 150 Rakesh Madhava

On January 3, 2018, two hardware-related vulnerabilities, named Meltdown and Spectre (https://meltdownattack.com/ ), were disclosed by security researchers, which together affect a high proportion of all computers and mobile devices built within the last 20 years.

This discovery has impacted the technology industry as a whole, and the industry has mobilized in response. To date, this appears to be a hypothetical exploit that was been discovered by security researchers and not an exploit known to have resulted in a data breach.

No further action regarding your Nextpoint account is currently necessary, however the developer of your operating system (Apple, Microsoft, etc.) will have further guidance in securing your computer and local networks.

Nextpoint has been monitoring the situation since the vulnerabilities were disclosed, and security fixes are installed as they are made available. All Nextpoint accounts are being monitored for unusual activity and there is no reason to believe that Nextpoint’s hosting environment is at increased risk for a security breach.

Nextpoint servers run on AWS (Amazon Web Services) and together we are actively engaged in the ongoing effort to address any related vulnerabilities.

At Nextpoint, ware dedicated to protecting your data with the best available security practices and technology, and with the utmost transparency. We appreciate the trust that you put in our efforts. Please let us know if you have additional questions or have additional concerns.