One of the Worst Hacks of All Time Is Back

Almost everyone is vulnerable.

It was huge news back in 2018. Researchers had discovered a vulnerability that affected nearly all processors manufactured in the previous few years. They called it Spectre, and appropriately so — the, ahem, specter of this exploit loomed over the computer manufacturing world.

You can install all the antivirus software you want, but if the problem is way down deep in the hardware of the computer itself, it’s not really going to help you.