Security Alerts

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Meltdown and Spectre

Dec 31, 2018

What to know about Meltdown and Spectre

On Tuesday, 3 January 2018, a vulnerability was announced affecting Intel and ARM chips. More information on Iowa State's plan as well as the vulnerabilities are described below.