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On Wednesday, researchers revealed serious flaws in modern processors that could affect practically every Intel computer released in the last two decades -- and the AMD and Arm chips in your laptops, tablets and phones, too. The good news: Intel, AMD and Arm believe they can fix -- or at least mitigate -- the so-called Meltdown and Spectre flaws with software patches, and Microsoft, Apple and Google have already released some of those mitigations. (We'll be updating this guide as new fixes become available.) its own patches are causing some PCs to become unstable and unexpectedly reboot, and advises you to stop patching for now.
5 will include "mitigations" to help protect your phone, and future updates will include more such fixes. You may want to poke your phone's manufacturer and cellular carrier (particularly in public places) to ensure they update in a timely fashion. We'll update this story as manufacturers commit to updates.
Microsoft says it released a security update Wednesday to help mitigate the issue.
If you're running Windows 10, it should automatically download and install -- but it might depend on your PC's settings.
As for Spectre, it will work on mitigations in future versions of its watch OS.
Google says none of its other consumer-facing products are affected by these vulnerabilities.
23."In the coming days we plan to release mitigations in Safari to help defend against Spectre," wrote Apple, in a knowledge base article released Thursday.