This tool checks your Windows PC’s vulnerability to Spectre and Meltdown
The recent discovery of a major chip vulnerability has exposed millions of devices to potential attacks, and manufacturers are rushing to fix the issues. The vulnerability is related to speculative execution – a mechanism CPUs rely on to keep their pipelines filled with instructions so they can be as efficient as possible. The vulnerabilities apply to AMD and Intel processors, and the security patches implemented to fix them can drastically slow down your computer.
Operating systems are also releasing patches for security holes or to restrict access to the vulnerabilities.
If unresolved, the Spectre and Meltdown attacks can leverage the vulnerability to gain access to your personal files and passwords.
The file is compatible with any version of Windows and is 124kB big. It does not require a full installation and can be run as a standalone executable.
|This tool checks your PC’s vulnerability to Spectre and Meltdown
The Gibson Research Centre has released a tool called InSpectre.