For those who have some type of computer with an Intel CPU released since 2011 then congratulations — you’ve likely obtained a vulnerability, since merely”select” 8th and 9th gen Core CPUs in addition to second production Xeon Scalable CPUs have hardware protection against the attacks.

Patching the holes will demand a mix of firmware updates and software updates. Mac-OS, Windows, Chrome-OS and Linux have software updates to tackle MDS attacks, while Intel has also released microcode updates for some of its own hardware (PDF) that you need to get through motherboard and system vendors. Like Spectre and melt-down, the fixes are required to impact performance — you are able to get information on how much right here.