Recently, the media has disclosed a new class of vulnerabilities that Google
Project Zero's security researchers discovered last year. Like most
significant disclosures, these have been given cool names —
Spectre. A more technical post can be found here.
These vulnerabilities affect almost every computer and operating sytem. Windows, Linux and even macOS. They allow access to memory that programs shouldn't always have access to.
Why we're telling you, is because the problem isn't limited to desktops or mobile phones. The servers that run our APIs were also potentially at risk. We're using Amazon Web Services for our cloud and luckily they were quick to release a patched version of Linux. We've updated all of our servers to use this patched version.
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