Apple confirms all Macs and iOS devices are affected by CPU vulnerabilities

The company has released patches for iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2 and tvOS 11.2


  • ciderrules

    What I want to know is why aren’t we seeing anything official from Samsung or the other Android manufacturers about how they’re going to get updates out to all the affected devices?

    Probably because most of them can’t (or won’t) update older devices and are just hoping this storm blows over and nobody notices they’re not addressing the issue.

    • Marshall Davidson

      What do you care? You’re an Apple fanboy who has little invested in the Android ecosystem by all accounts so it just seems you’re here to troll a bit more EH? smh

    • ciderrules

      Sorry, have several Android devices as well. I also code for Android on the side.

      The biggest issue with this news isn’t all the companies (Apple, Microsoft, Amazon…) announcing what they’ve done to fix the issue. It’s all the companies that AREN’T making announcements telling customers how they’re dealing with it.

    • Marshall Davidson

      Apple is in damage control mode lately so it doesn’t surprise me they’re making announcements however you make a valid point. Others should be making announcements pertaining to this as well.

    • Homer J. Simpson

      Take what ciderrules says with a grain of salt. This is coming from a guy that claims he returned the Surface Pro because with a macbook, you could draw on a wacom and use keyboard shortcuts for ToonBoom but with the Surface Pro, you couldn’t use keyboard shortcuts because you have to use your hand to hold the tablet…..

    • Marshall Davidson

      Well I don’t believe the guy has any investment in the Android ecosystem but there’s no point highlighting the obvious.
      As for ToonBoom he seems to think having to sideload it (extremely unstable) on an iPad makes it a preferred choice over a Surface Pro. He wasn’t comparing to MacBooks as I recall.

    • ciderrules

      Too bad I have provided proof many times over in the past about my involvement in Android.

      Sideline Toon Boom on an iPad? WTH are you even talking about? Now you’re resorting to fabrications? Toon Boom doesn’t even run on an iPad.

    • Smanny

      “Too bad I have provided proof many times over in the past about my involvement in Android”

      Really ciderrules? So what involvement in Android would that be? More like too many times you have provided proof that you are a troll, and have always cut up Android, Google, or anything related. At the same time you always manage to pump up Apple at the expense of others.

      What you have provided to me once again here, is that you are a liar and a troll. But good luck trying to convince yourself that you are anything other than a liar and a troll.

    • Domino67

      Did you let Toon Boom know they can’t run on ipad?


    • ciderrules

      And you’re the guy who ran away after I posted a picture of my Surface Pro 4 receipt as proof.

    • Homer J. Simpson

      Actually, I didn’t bother replying to that stupidity because I didn’t ask for a proof nor did I claim you didn’t buy the Surface tablet. The argument was on how you know all about Android devices and have tried them all. Showing your Surface purchase receipt in the debate is like you pulling your pants down in a fight.

    • Can’t Fix Stupid

      He’s not only infected this site, he’s all over multiple sites on the internet spreading his merry brand of fanboy logic. Pretty sad.

    • FlamesFan89

      If you want to know what devices will be updated by Samsung, and when, just go to: security(dot)samsungmobile(dot)com/workScope(dot)smsb

      They are pretty transparent about what they are updating, and how often. I’m sure other manufacturers are similar.

      Google is updating their Nexus and Pixel devices as usual, and the latest update covers these vulnerabilities.

    • ciderrules

      Where’s their announcement? You think consumers know the link to a Samsung webpage about updates?

      And what about everyone else? The reason is simple:

      Most Android devices in the world will NEVER get updated. This is a simple fact.

    • FlamesFan89

      Why do they need an announcement. Last I checked, search engines were still a thing. Search for “Samsung Android updates” and you will find the info you need. If that is too difficult a task for someone, then perhaps owning a smartphone is a little beyond them.

  • John Lofwire

    Got to love how apple lover where bashing android and pc computer all acting mighty… sorry buddy.

    Everyone from intel to amd to anyone using arm based tech are affected.

    • Brad Fortin

      Nobody was doing that, John. Are you okay, mentally?

  • Ricky Bobby

    Intel already lost $11 billion in stock….

  • Anonymous Agent

    And Apple said the new Updates to fix this issue won’t affect performance hahaha lmao lol. Ya but Apple already was caught slowing down everyone’s IPhones behind their backs so how can you even believe what Apple says now since their known to keep secret away from consumers knowledge.