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Spectre and Meltdown

Please read Apple's technical note on speculative execution vulnerabilities in ARM-based and Intel CPUs used in Apple products.

These newly-discovered vulnerabilities have received a massive amount of attention, and pose problems for virtually every modern microcomputer-based device, desktop, mobile, or cloud-based, from almost every manufacturer. Apple's note explains the issue in plain language, and outlines their efforts to mitigate the problem.