After The Register published a report about major CPU security flaw – Meltdown and Spectre – Apple confirmed that all of its Mac and iOS devices are affected by it and the company is working on a patch.
“All Mac systems and iOS devices are affected, but there are no known exploits impacting customers at this time,” the company wrote in a blog post. “Since exploiting many of these issues requires a malicious app to be loaded on your Mac or iOS device, we recommend downloading software only from trusted sources such as the App Store.”
When both the CPU flaws became public, it was already believed Apple devices were affected due to the company’s use of components from chip manufactures like Intel and ARM.
The company states that it has already worked on making the flaws less severe, which are the Intel-specific exploits, with patches to iOS (11.2), macOS (10.13.2), and tvOS (11.2).
Apple furthers says it plans to issue patches for Safari on macOS and iOS to help devices defend against Spectre, which is easily exploitable and affects all the devices with Intel, AMD, and ARM chips.
Apple Watch devices, though are not affected by Meltdown in any way.