How to Protect Yourself from Meltdown and Spectre CPU Flaws

In early January, researchers disclosed two serious flaws in modern processors, Spectre and Meltdown, that could affect nearly every Intel computer released in the last 20 years, as well as the AMD and Arm chips in your phones, laptops, and tablets.  The processor manufacturers believe they can fix or mitigate the flaws with software patches, and Apple, Microsoft, and Google have already released some mitigations.  The BIOS updates released by Intel are causing some PCs to become unstable; however, software patches from operating system vendors should be applied as soon as possible to mitigate the effects of these flaws.  

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