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Thanks...

Question of course is - what about the Mac base that is not on 10.13 ????

I don't really know anything about these issues, but one key question in my mind is - how could a hacker actually access this information on a personal Mac.
It sounds as if that is fairly complex.

It would be nice to know if I need to do something on our Macs to minimize the possibility of someone stealing passwords etc. that way.
 

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Did you readthrough all the seven pages of comments?
I quit at the end of the first page.

But my understanding is that these issues can only be truly fixed with an actual hardware change to the processor chip.
These software patches are workarounds that try to minimize the problem.

I would still like to understand how these vulnerabilities can be exploited.
Does one have to download malicious software and actually install and run it, or is it enough to visit a website, or can the Mac get comprimised by just opening an email - I think that would be important for the typical user so one knows what to look out for.
 

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I would still like to understand how these vulnerabilities can be exploited.

Start doing a lot of recent security software/hardware reading and learning about programming, and then realize that if someone told you all the details as to how it wall works, they would have to kill you eh.

Best to just carry on as usual. ;-)
 
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