Home

About Us

IT Services

Understanding IT

News & Events

Blog

Support

Contact Us

(702) 720-1700

Blog
  • Register
1 minute reading time (262 words)

ALERT: Meltdown/Spectre Vulnerability Announced

ALERT: Meltdown/Spectre Vulnerability Announced
You may have heard recently about the “Meltdown” and “Spectre” vulnerabilities that could potentially allow hackers to read sensitive information stored in most modern computers and servers. First reported on January 3, 2018, researchers have discovered a core functionality in processors sold by all major chip manufacturers for the last twenty years that could make them vulnerable to attack.
 
What can you do about Meltdown and Spectre? Agilitec IT’s in-house computer security experts have been monitoring the developments daily and have seen thus far that the potential fixes are a greater risk to our clients’ networks than the vulnerabilities themselves. There have been no known attacks targeting the Meltdown or Spectre vulnerabilities. At the same time, the patch fixes rolled out by Intel, Microsoft, and other major players have conflicted with common antivirus platforms and/or caused significant performance degradation.
 
The good news is Agilitec IT maintains a Network Operations Center which stress-tests each published patch against several test environments to confirm the solution will be helpful and not detrimental to our customers’ systems. We also maintain an automated remote monitoring and management solution which allows us to rapidly roll out security fixes to all customer servers and computers. As a result, if you are a customer of Agilitec IT, you can rest easy knowing your systems will be automatically patched at the appropriate time with a minimum of unexpected downtime.
 
If you are not yet working with Agilitec IT, call us at (702) 720-1700 for more information on how we can protect your systems from Meltdown and Spectre.
 
A Social Media Strategy Helps Businesses Start the...
You Can’t Ignore the Elephant in the Server Room
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Technology Network Security Privacy Security Internet Tech Term Mobile Devices Productivity Best Practices Data Recovery Communications Business Management BDR Internet of Things VoIp IT Support Business Data Backup Small Business Saving Money Email Data Backup Router Efficiency Malware Cybersecurity Managed IT services Information Managed IT Services Hardware Data Breach Cost Management Bring Your Own Device Redundancy Users Communication Collaboration Software Browser Networking Google Devices Automation Outsourced IT Business Computing Network MSP Smartphones User Tips Vulnerability Blockchain Hosted Solutions Value Office 365 intranet Android OneNote Financial Technology eWaste Marketing Windows Microsoft Office Streaming Media Law Enforcement History Travel Upgrade Disaster Recovery Cloud Computing The Internet of Things Jun 27 2018 11:00 AM Pacific Holiday Microsoft Word Data loss Evernote Cortana Social Media Innovation Augmented Reality Best Practice Content Filter Update Data Privacy IT Services Smartphone Project Management Maintenance Remote Computing Mobile Device Management Cleaning O 365 versions Cybercrime Printing Hybrid Cloud Windows 10 Applications Virtualization Monitoring Wireless Technology Wireless Internet Amazon Instant Messaging Server Chromebook Unified Communications Cloud backup files Workplace Tips Operating System SaaS Big Data Hackers Two-factor Authentication Education Flexibility Computing WannaCry Management Charger Gamification Virtual Assistant WPA3 Excel Alert Smart Tech Office Online Students Software as a Service Analysis Workers Google Assistant Spyware Phishing Updates App Money IoT Wireless Charging Alexa for Business File Storage Connectivity Microsoft team chat Data Protection Compliance Bandwidth Wasting Money Wi-Fi Thank You Financial Language Memory Managed Service Provider Identities Passwords PowerPoint Ciminal Safety Employer-Employee Relationship Risk Management Twitter Tech Support Spam Congratulations Remote Monitoring Ransomware Hard Drive Computer Forensics Fraud Websites Gadgets Device Security Virus Artificial Intelligence Company Culture Social Engineering App store IT budget Antivirus Managing Stress Business Continuity Data Security Mobile Security Gmail Edge Patch Management Business Technology Proactive Application Computer Apps Identity Vendor Management Regulation Legal Data Theft

Latest News & Events

Join Us On July 25, 2018 At 11AM Pacific Time For A Free 30-Minute Educational Webinar On How To Reduce The Number Of Meetings You Have And Make The Meetings You Do Have Much More Effective.  AgendaIntroMicrosoft Teams and Office ...

Contact Us

Learn more about what Agilitec IT can do for your business.

Call Us Today
Call us today
(702) 720-1700

5215 Ponderosa Way
Suite D

Las Vegas, Nevada 89118