Chip Flaw Forces Patches

Patches are required to address processor vulerabilities on WPI and personal equipment.

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Security experts have revealed a critical computer chip flaw that could allow hackers to access data previously thought to be secure. Vendors are quickly making patches available to protect against the threat.


ITS will be responding by patching impacted systems as vendors make patches available. Some patches may impact system performance. ITS will be monitoring performance of patched systems.

Action Needed

The best way to protect personal devices, including computers, tablets and phones is to immediately apply available updates and patch systems regularly.

Timeline & Updates

Managing Updates for WPI and Personal Equipment

Information about how to mitigate the risks associated with recent chip vulnerabilities is available. As the situation continues to evolve; ITS recommends checking vendor updates.

Posted: 8 January 2018, 11:07 AM

Start: 5 January 2018, 1:30 PM


In Progress




5 January 2018

1:30 PM


8 January 2018, 11:07 AM