How to protect yourself from the Spectre and Meltdown chip flaws

Christina Mercer
Christina Mercer

Christina Mercer

Christina is audience development editor. After graduating from the University of Nottingham reading philosophy and theology in 2013, Christina joined a tech start-up specialising in mobile apps. She has a keen interest in the mobile platform and innovative tech.

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You've probably already heard about Spectre and Meltdown, but don't panic just yet. 

The flaws - found in computer processors - were discovered by Google’s Project Zero and can, if exploited, cause data to leak from your computer's memory. 

This means that your passwords and other personal information could be at risk. 

Read on for more on what Spectre and Meltdown actually are and what you can do to protect yourself...

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