Apple has also acknowledged that these vulnerabilities seriously affect their Mac and iOS devices, and has released macOS 10.13.2, iOS 11.2.2 to fix these vulnerabilities, in order to limit the damage. damage caused by these vulnerabilities.
Microsoft has also released a PowerShell cmdlet that allows Windows users to check if their computers are affected by Meltdown and Specter vulnerabilities. And here is how to check that.
Check if your Windows computer is affected by the Specter and Meltdown vulnerabilities
Open PowerShell on Windows 10 under Admin and execute each of the following commands:
PS> # Save the current execution policy so it can be reset
PS> $ SaveExecutionPolicy = Get-ExecutionPolicy
PS> Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned -Scope Currentuser
PS> CD C: ADV180002 SpeculationControl
PS> Import-Module. SpeculationControl.psd1
PS> # Reset the execution policy to the original state
PS> Set-ExecutionPolicy $ SaveExecutionPolicy -Scope Currentuser
The above commands to install, activate additional modules, and activate your computer protection.
Check the input and see if all elements display values True, that means your Windows computer is protected. If display value False, which means your system is vulnerable and needs to fix these problems.
You can restore settings ExecutionPolicy default by running the command Set-ExecutionPolicy Default.
Protect your Windows computer from Meltdown and Specter
The solution that US-CERT offers: “Replace CPU hardware. The vulnerabilities are exploited mainly based on the CPU architecture design. To eliminate these vulnerabilities completely, the solution is to replace the vulnerable CPU hardware. ”
However, there are also some other blocking solutions you can apply to protect your Windows computer from Meltdown and Specter vulnerabilities.
– Ensure the firmware and operating system are fully updated with the latest available patches.
– Make sure all installed software, especially web browsers, is up to date with the latest version. Alternatively you can use Software Update Checker.
The above is a way to check whether your Windows computer is affected by the Specter and Meltdown vulnerabilities. Before this huge security breach, anyone needs to protect their devices from attacks, spreading malicious code that harms your computer, data, … You should also install the best anti-virus software to ensure your device is safe from any threats.