Last week came the report that there are bugs in the processor chips that run pretty much every computer that’s been built in the past 10 years. Maybe more. Meltdown and Spectre.
Two days after I first saw it come across my Twitter feed, NBC Nightly News reported it. They made it sound like it was mostly Apple products that were affected. It’s not just Apple. It’s just about anything with a processor chip in it.
I’m not a computer security guru, nor do I pretend to be. Here’s Randall Monroe’s explanation that’s as good a high-level view for ordinary people as it gets: