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Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities Protect Your Server


In this day and age there is always some threat to your server environment. There is always some wise guy coming up with a hack or virus to ruin your server. In this article I am going to show you some commands that you can use to safeguard your server from Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities.

Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities *

What is Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities? According to a Google search it is worded this way.

Vulnerabilities in modern computers leak passwords and sensitive data. Meltdown and Spectre exploit critical vulnerabilities in modern processors . These hardware vulnerabilities allow programs to steal data which is currently processed on the computer.

What Devices Are Affected? *

In short all devices are affected. Desktop  computers, mobile devices {tables and cell phones}, anything in the cloud. Basically anything that computes or has a processor which means website servers as well.

What Can I Do To Protect My Server? *

Here is a list of commands that you can put in your terminal. The key is staying up to date.

Ubuntu & Debian Servers *

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Cent OS *

sudo yum update/code]
<h3>Fedora Servers</h3>
sudo dnf update

Finally after you run the updates then reboots the server. Regardless of the server type here is the code to reboot your server.

sudo reboot
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Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities Protect Your Server was last modified: February 24th, 2018 by Maximus Mccullough

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