A New Year also introduces a new bug that has the potential to impact every modern technology device, from phones to servers. Intel acknowledged a flaw in the architecture of their processor chips dating back 10 years. Unfortunately, the only way to resolve the issue is via operating system patches.
Some good news for our Nine Virtual Technology customers using our hosted desktop solutions is we have already applied the patch this flaw to our virtual infrastructure.
There are still upcoming patches to various servers that will be applied when released and we take your security very serious. You can read more about the Intel bug here: https://www.pcworld.com/article/3245508/components-processors/intel-responds-to-the-cpu-kernel-bug.html