Thursday

InSpectre Spills The Beans On Security Flaws

If you want a quick and easy way to determine if your Windows computer is susceptible to the recently infamous Meltdown or Spectre security vulnerabilities, then look no further than Gibson Research's InSpectre (see what they did there?).

Recent patches from Microsoft and others are designed to help protect against the flaws, but this offers a quick way to verify that all is well, for you own peace of mind.

The small utility is free to download and use, and will indicate your systems status as far as Meltdown or Spectre, and whether your current system is likely to suffer in performance even though it may be safely patched (mitigation patches can slow some systems down).

Mr Gibson has brought us similar utilities before, often as a quick way to detect extant problems (and often offering fixes if needed).



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