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Here we go again! 2018 has only just started, and the press is flooded with stories of the latest security threats to our devices, called Spectre and Meltdown.
Spectre and Meltdown are security flaws in computer chips in over 3 billion devices - computers, tablets, smartphones. Meltdown only impacts Intel chips, but Spectre impacts billions of devices.
All hardware and software vendors - including Apple - have been scrambling to release patches that will 'plug' this security hole.
Apple Releases iOS 11.2.2 to address Spectre threat
Overnight, Apple has released yet another update to iOS for our iPads and iPhones, to block the Spectre threat. Here is an article that I saw early this morning, alerting me to the release of the update - which I have now installed on all my devices.
If you have an older iPhone or iPad that can't be updated, you may remain vulnerable to this threat. Read about this in this article:
More articles about Spectre and Meltdown
For anyone who missed the articles about these security holes, here are just some from the past week.
Do you need help with updating your iPad or iPhone
iTandCoffee holds regular 'drop-in' session times, where you can come and update your device - and get assistance with this update if you get stuck or are not sure what to do. They are called Helping Hand sessions. You can book ahead, or just pop in without a booking.
Here's the schedule of Helping Hand session for the next few months.
What's on at iTandCoffee ?
Join us for a short, fun 'topic of the day' classes known as PTT sessions (Personal Training for your Technology fitness!).
Or join The iTandCoffee Club to attend weekly, fun 'user group' meetings to discuss your tech issues and queries.
All classes are run as online classes during the COVID-19 crisis, which means you can attend from anywhere.
(We use Zoom Meetings for all online classes, and can help you get set up if you are not sure how to download and install it.)
SENIORS CARD WELCOME HERE:
Seniors Card holders qualify for a 10% discount on all classes booked and paid for online (excludes PTT sessions and classes already discounted during COVID-19 crisis). To activate the discount at the time of booking, select Redeem Coupon or Gift Certificate and enter 10OFFSEN before selecting Pay Now.