Check if your Chromebook is stable opposite a Meltdown vulnerability

January 12, 2018 - chromebook

The Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities are serious, with unequivocally few inclination not impacted. Google’s Chrome OS, that many ordinarily runs on laptops, isn’t immune.

To assistance encourage users, Google has published a list of Chrome OS devices. The list was initial speckled by Android Police and includes a lot of information, though what we unequivocally need to worry about is a final dual columns.

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Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/CNET

If your Chrome OS device is listed with “Yes” or “Not needed” afterwards it’s stable from Meltdown. However, if your device has “EoL” — End of Life — afterwards your device isn’t protected, and will not accept an update.

As for Spectre, you’ll need to follow a instructions in this post underneath a Google Chrome territory to capacitate Strict Site Isolation. Otherwise, an refurbish now scheduled for Jan. 23 should lessen a vulnerabilities.

To refurbish your Chrome OS device, open Settings and click on About Chrome OS Check For Updates.

source ⦿ https://www.cnet.com/how-to/check-if-your-chromebook-is-protected-against-the-meltdown-vulnerability/

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