Meltdown Bug Affected CPUs And Devices: Know Whether Or Not Your Device Is At Risk

By   /   Jan 5, 2018
Meltdown Bug Affected CPUs

Meltdown bug is a huge concern and companies are issuing their statement regarding the matter. Here we are going to talk about the Meltdown Bug affected CPUs and devices that we know of. If you own one of these devices then hang in there and wait for a patch. You can also check out benchmarks regarding the Meltdown bug patch and how it affects performance on Windows devices.

Microsoft has released a Meltdown Bug patch for windows and it is recommended that you download the patch in order to assure that your device is safe. While we did get reports that the patch for this Meltdown Bug will affect CPU performance it seems that there is little to no performance degradation when it comes to gaming.

We know that the Meltdown bug affects CPUs across the board whether it is a chip from Intel, AMD or ARM and having that said you can imagine how big of a problem this is considering everything nowadays has a CPU inside and is powered by some kind of chip. Here we are going to look into all the Meltdown bug affected CPUs and devices that you should know of.

Meltdown Bug Affected CPUs And Devices That You Should Know Of

While this is a huge issue, all in all, there are some devices that are at greater threat here, as in you use these devices on a daily basis and you might even not know that you are vulnerable to start with. Having that said these are the Meltdown Bug affected CPUs and devices that you should know of. There are plenty of devices that are powered by CPUs around you that may be affected.

A15, A57, and A72 CPUs are affected by the bug but it is more than likely that this issue can be resolved with a software update.

Specter And Meltdown Bug To Directly Affect Nintendo Switch

The Specter and Meltdown security flaws affect the processor of your device and could let hackers bypass the hardware barrier between applications run by users and the computer’s memory. These flaws could reportedly affect your console too, especially your Nintendo Switch. ARM and AMD have confirmed that these chips are affected by Specter and Meltdown so there is no speculation involved here.

The Nintendo Switch is powered by the Nvidia Tegra X1 processor and that is why it is also vulnerable to the Specter and Meltdown bug. The Nintendo Switch is one of the fastest selling consoles so you can imagine why this could be an issue.

Specter And Meltdown Bug Affects Older iOS Devices

Older iOS devices have been powered by Cortex A8 / A9 / A11 chips and these older devices are vulnerable to Specter and Meltdown security flaws. Developers have known about these issues for months but have remained silent about them. I imagine why that is the case. According to the official Apple blog:

“All Mac systems and iOS devices are affected, but there are no known exploits impacting customers at this time. Since exploiting many of these issues requires a malicious app to be loaded on your Mac or iOS device, we recommend downloading software only from trusted sources such as the App Store.”

Sony PlayStation Vita Affected By Specter And Meltdown Bug

Sony PlayStation Vita is also affected by this bug because it is powered by the A9-based chips. It is similar to the case with the Nintendo Switch.

Consoles Affected By Specter And Meltdown Bug

As gaming consoles are powered by chips as well they are potentially affected by this bug as well. This goes for the PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox One S as well as the Xbox One X. Update: according to Mike Ybarra in a recent tweet:

FYI: The security architecture of Xbox already mitigates against the recent chip-related security vulnerabilities.

Let us know what you think about these Meltdown bug affected CPUs and devices. Also, let us know if you own any of these devices.

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