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Geek Squad Advice on Meltdown, Spectre

You might have seen media reports about Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities that could affect technology devices.


What’s going on?

Meltdown and Spectre are not viruses or active attacks. They are security vulnerabilities that could allow a malicious third party to access stored information on an individual device. However, so far there have been no reports of any criminal exploitation of this vulnerability.


What should I do?

In this situation and others like it, Geek Squad recommends downloading the latest software updates and patches for all of your computers, phones and other devices. A number of chipmakers, internet browsers and operating system providers already have released updates, and we expect to see more in the coming days and weeks.


Is there anything else I should do?

Going forward, make sure you’ve activated automatic updates for all your devices. Otherwise, be sure to keep checking your devices for new updates and install them as they become available.


If you still have questions, visit Geek Squad at your local Best Buy store or click here for more information about Geek Squad Services.