Meltdown & Spectre security flaws – the industry responds

The technology world was rocked by the unveiling of major security flaws that could put millions of users at risk of having their data stolen.

The Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, discovered by researchers in Google’s Project Zero security team, affect processor hardware made by Intel, AMD and ARM, meaning that potentially every computer, cloud server and smartphone could be hit.

Such a wide-scale attack has not been seen for some time, so ITProPortal asked the technology industry for its views on the issue.