Security researchers have recently identified significant security flaws, called Meltdown and Spectre, that affect all computer processors embedded in computers, phones, and tablets. For detailed information about these flaws and how to protect your computing devices, please visit the NY Times: https://nyti.ms/2E9IDWa. As described in the article, please check for software updates and apply them as they become available.
Should hardware providers release other updates, such as firmware updates, we will work with our community to minimize the disruption of these updates to college-owned devices.
Please contact us at AskIT@amherst.edu if you have any questions.