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The Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities affect nearly every computer. Here's what you need to know.

Understanding the two new scary silicon security issues.

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Meltdown and Spectre take advantage of the way the processors in phones, computers, and servers operate.

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We’ll give it to you straight: There is bad news and good news about Meltdown and Spectre, the two new computer vulnerabilities. The bad news is that the flaws are serious, complex, and have broad implications across the industry, and the good news is that the

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