Information regarding “Meltdown and Spectre” CPU vulnerabilities

Electro Rent is continually monitoring the situation regarding the “Meltdown” and “Spectre” CPU vulnerabilities affecting Intel, AMD and ARM-based CPU’s (Advisories: INTEL-SA-00088, CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5754, ADV180002). When exploited for malicious purposes, these vulnerabilities could permit unauthorized collection of data from susceptible devices. 

We are closely following the responses from our hardware manufacturers, as well as software and operating system providers. 

As the situation unfolds over the next few weeks, we will endeavour to update this page and provide any relevant additional information on what actions, if any, should be taken. In the meantime, it is recommended that any web browser is kept up to date. 

Additional information from Intel can be found at:

https://newsroom.intel.com/press-kits/security-exploits-intel-products

We will update this page if there are any major developments. Should you have any questions regarding this issue, please Contact Us here.