05 Jan: 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.