15 August 2018
The security research findings ‘Meltdown’ and ‘Spectre’ disturbed the whole world last week. And, the companies are releasing patches to give you an initial heal from the same. Almost all the browsers and devices have been patched by the companies so as to protect you against these vulnerabilities.
Google has already protected its several products against these threats, however, one of its important segments is receiving the patches now. These are the Chromebooks that are getting an initial shield so as to protect the data of its users who are on the Chrome OS-based laptops.
Google has published a table in which it has listed the names of the Chromebooks which have received the patch and a shield against the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. It should be noted that the Chromebooks that have already stopped receiving updates (like the CR-48 and Samsung Series 5) are not being patched.
Also, a majority of the models of the Chromebooks are already safe or weren’t affected by Meltdown and Spectre.
You can see the list to know if your Chromebook is affected. If your model is listed in the list as "Yes" or "Not Needed" in the "mitigations (KPTI) on M63" column, you're safe.