A bug in Intel, AMD and ARM chips allows low-privilege processes to access memory in the computer’s kernel. Shortcuts implemented by Intel for faster processing, could allow malicious software to spy deeply into other processes and data on the target computer. The entire computer industry is in shock and sparked outrage and huge controversy about privacy. Microsoft, Apple and Linux, the three major operating system makers, are all issuing patches. Users should install these updates as soon as they are made available. AmigaOne computers from Acube and A-EON technology based on PowerPC architecture are not affected by Meltdown and Spectre.

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