How to Fully Mitigate the New Intel MDS Security Vulnerabilities on Your Mac

Apple was quick to publish today a new support page to teach Mac users on macOS Mojave, High Sierra, and Sierra how to fully mitigate the newly disclosed Intel Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) vulnerabilities.

Four new speculative execution vulnerabilities were discovered by several security researchers in Intel’s microprocessor, which could allow local attackers to expose sensitive information when transitioning between kernel and user space. As these hardware flaws affect numerous Intel CPUs, you can imagine that all modern Mac computers are affected as well.

Apple has already released the security updates in the latest macOS Mojave 10.14.5 operating system to protect users against these vulnerabilities, but to fully mitigate your Mac computer, you’ll need to also disable hyper-threading processing technol… (read more)

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