Apple Inc has officially announced that it is going to offer a patch to its Safari Web Browser working across all its iPhones, iPads and Macs by next weekend. The fix will be issued to counter the vulnerabilities exposed by chip makers leaving many modern computing devices exposed to hackers.
As Google, Microsoft and Mozilla Corp have declared that the patches they have cannot protect iOS Users, Apple Inc has taken the initiative to protect all its device makers from the Spectre Flaw exposed by the researchers from Google Project Zero.
On Wednesday, Alphabet’s subsidiary Google released a press statement saying that their researchers have discovered two major security flaws- one called ‘Meltdown’ which affects the processors made by Intel Corp and the other called ‘Spectre’ which affects all the silicon chips manufactured by Intel, Advanced Micro Devices(AMD) and British company ARM manufactured silicon wafers.
In a freshly released media statement just a few hours ago, Apple has confirmed that all Mac and iOS devices were affected by the ‘Meltdown’ and ‘Spectre’ Flaw.
But the Cupertino based company said that its recent software updates will isolate all Mac Computers, Apple TVs, iPhones, and iPads from the Meltdown cyber attack. Moreover, the American Multinational technology maker said that the update doesn’t slow or affect the performance of its devices in any way.
But as Spectre cyber attacks are launched through codes that run via web browsers, Apple will issue a patch to its Safari browser for its devices in coming days.
Note 1-Currently, they are no instances that hackers have taken advantage of the flaws.
Note 2- Apple said that Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities will not affect Apple Watch users in any way.