I heard about the new ZombieLoad vulnerability. How do I protect my Mac?

by Wilfred Smith   Last Updated May 15, 2019 22:12 PM

I don't want my data to be vulnerable to the new MDS issues discovered on Intel processors. What can I do? Is my credit card information safe?

Tags : security malware

Answers 1

For the official word, and how to mitigate the Intel issues on your Mac, see https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210108

Realistically, if you've updated to macOS 10.14.5, use Safari as your web browser and only run applications downloaded from the App Store, you have nothing to worry about. Otherwise, you may want to review this link: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210119

Apple has moved EXTREMELY quickly to handle this situation. Kudos to them!

I suspect Chrome, Firefox and other browsers will be updated soon. If you're extremely paranoid, you will need to disable hyperthreading (at a 40% performance hit).

Wilfred Smith
Wilfred Smith
May 15, 2019 21:45 PM

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