Tag: security

Manage Spectre and Meltdown with InSpectre

Spectre and Meltdown may go down in history as two of the most talked about security vulnerabilities in computer history. I say “talked about” because although these vulnerabilities are very serious, we have yet to see any exploits of them. Yet.

The problem is that protecting yourself against these vulnerabilities can be quite complicated and can also severely effect your system’s performance. For that matter, you may get all the required Windows updates, but maybe you missed a bios update. Since there are so many ways these vulnerabilities are being patched, you might miss something.

Enter Security Researcher Steve Gibson to the rescue. Famed for his Spinrite hard drive maintainance and recovery utility, Steve has created a fantastic and free 125 KB utility that not only helps you make sure you’re protected, but also allows you to manage the fixes in the case that you experience huge slowdowns.