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Purism Says It’s Releasing Patches to Stop Meltdown Attacks in Its Linux Laptops

If you own a Librem laptop from Purism, chances are it will get a patch to mitigate the Meltdown hardware exploit. The patch, as expected, consists of a kernel update, which users will have to install from PureOS’s software repositories and make sure they reboot their computers for the patch to be correctly installed. Purism says that it will continue to release patches against any variants of the Spectre exploit, which is harder to fix than the Meltdown vulnerability, and recommends users keeping their PureOS installations up-to-date at all times by making sure they install all the latest updates the company will release shortly.