Spectre and Meltdown are the names given to different variants of the same fundamental underlying vulnerability that affects nearly every computer chip manufactured in the last 20 years and could, if exploited, allow attackers to get access to data previously considered completely protected. Security researchers discovered the flaws late in 2017 and publicized them in early 2018. Technically, there are three variations on the vulnerability, each given its own CVE number; two of those variants are grouped together as Spectre and the third is dubbed Meltdown.
All our CTOUCH 2018 model OPS PC's are already secured against this vulnerabilities in the factory, so there is no need to update or patch them against Spectre and Meltdown.
For the Easy Air PC's there is an easy to install BIOS update available that will protect your Easy Air PC against the Meltdown and related Spectre vulnerabilities. You can download the update in this LINK.
Please follow the next steps to perform the update:
Download and unzip the Easy_Air_BIOS-Update.zip to a folder you can find back easily on your Easy Air PC
Open the unzipped folder and right click (or keep your finger pressed for a few seconds) on the file named: 02.Update.bat to run it as administrator
You will be prompted by Windows User Account Control for permission to make changes to your device. Choose Yes to continue
An MS-DOS screen will pop up displaying the progress of the update. Make sure that you keep the device powered at all time during this update.
When finished updating the Easy Air PC, you will be signed out after 1 minute automatically. To sign out directly press Close
The Easy Air PC will now shut down. After the PC is shut down completely, you can restart your CTOUCH Touchscreen and you are done!
*Note that this BIOS update will only secure you against Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. Always keep your operating system, programs and anti-virus software up-to-date to minimize the risk of vulnerabilities, viruses, trojans, malware etc.