Dave Farrington asks the right question:
Who do you trust? Apple? Google? Amazon? Samsung? Intel? We may have reached a point where nobody in technology can be trusted and we, as customers and users, need to be ever more vigilant with how we use technology.
Why? Two words. Meltdown and Spectre.
Serious, right? Or, maybe not so serious because Meltdown and Spectre are both vulnerabilities for which there is no exploit. Yet. And the likelihood of someone using either vulnerability to hack data from your Mac seems rather thin to unlikely. Yet, what did hundreds of millions of computer users do in the weeks after the discovery?
Everyone I know who has a Mac or PC, Android or iPhone, upgraded dutifully. Now critics call the patches UTTER GARBAGE and Intel says to stop deploying them.
Who do you trust? Indeed.