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Software bug - reported nationally (Tue 9 Jan 13:01)
You may have read a report in the national news regarding a software bug dubbed 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre', discovered in computer processors supplied by a number of hardware manufacturers, including Intel, which may allow unauthorised access to devices such as personal computers, servers, tablets and mobile devices.
Microsoft, along with other operating system providers such as Apple, Google and Amazon, are aware of the vulnerability and are taking steps to mitigate the risks involved.
The University’s anti-hacking protection provides a significant level of protection, and any attack on your computer is unlikely. However, off-campus use, and using personal devices may in theory be at heightened risks. Meltdown and Spectre in themselves don’t immediately do anything, but they are thought to be able to open the door from the inside, so that a directed attack on a single machine might occur. The likely target of such an attack might lead to, for example, passwords being captured.