Recently, tech media has disclosed a new class of vulnerabilities that Google Project
Zero's security researchers discovered last year. Like most significant disclosures,
these have been given cool names —
Spectre. A more detailed post can
be found here.
These vulnerabilities affect the CPUs of almost every computer. Windows, Linux and even macOS. This isn't limited to desktop computers, it includes the servers that are used by Amazon Web Services where we run a lot of our services. Luckily, Amazon was really responsive and released a patched version of Linux.
In order to protect our users, we've made sure we're running any servers on machines that have been patched with the security update. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out directly to us, or join our community Slack.