If you own any Apple products, you’re going to want to make sure you have the latest updates installed.
Apple just released two incredibly important security updates for iOS and MacOS, which address the massive Spectre vulnerability Apple previously said affects all Macs and iPhones.
The updates, 11.2.2 for iOS and 10.13.2 for macOS High Sierra, are available now for iPhones, iPads, and Macs.
Spectre was one of two major CPU vulnerabilities revealed by security researchers last week that affects devices with processors from major chip makers, including Intel, AMD, and ARM. Apple previously released software updates to address the other flaw, Meltdown.
While it’s always a good idea to keep your software up to date, these latest updates are especially important. As security researchers have warned, the Meltdown and Spectre bugs are particularly nasty. So even if you’re the type to wait days, or even weeks, to update to the latest software, you really shouldn’t waste any time with these updates.
Google and Microsoft also previously released software updates to address the issue.