Spectre and DeviantArt users update Windows todayUPDATED: Added comprehensive lists of CPUs affected, Intel, ARM and AMD, ARM situation updated, Intel Microcode patch problems *4, re-organised certain paragraphs.
I've written this tutorial/journal item for all Deviantart users. Most of us use computers now to create our art and so what follows is really ultra-relevant to all of us. I have tried to distil the important facts regarding the Spectre/Meltdown exploits and how they might affect you. There are a lot of words here but please don't let let that put you off. You need to read and understand at least some of it as it WILL affect you.
There exists a nasty set of issues that will affect almost all Windows, Apple or Android systems, this is a CPU exploit that all the major o/s makers are attempting to fix today even though it isn't their fault... There is a processor flaw in almost all CPUs used in our computers that simply put, allows rogue programs to read private data. You will hear two names, Spect