Spectre and Meltdown, the two major flaws discovered in computer processors, could allow cybercriminals to steal passwords or other sensitive data. And experts are on the lookout for them.
The flaws have existed in modern processors for 20 years, but news surfaced last week that virtually all computers and smartphones are affected by the bugs.
So far, there is no evidence that hackers have exploited the vulnerabilities.
But it’s only a matter of time before attempts are made, according to Matt Tait, a senior fellow at UT Austin’s Strauss Center.
“We’ll absolutely see in the next few weeks and months people using this vulnerability, especially in the web browser to steal passwords,” Tait told CNNMoney.
Many tech companies were made aware of the flaws long before the news was made public and have been working on fixes for consumer products and services.
Consumers who keep their web browsers, apps and devices up-to-date should be protected from anyone trying to use these vulnerabilities.
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