SAN FRANCISCO — Apple says all of its Macs, iPhones and iPads contain a security flaw that requires an update. It's not alone. Any owner of a PC, tablet or smart phone should make sure that automatic software updates for their operating systems are enabled after security researchers this week revealed a broad flaw in Intel and other chips that could allow hackers to access data previously thought to be secure.
What you should do about it?
Every major software company has been pushing out updates to fix the problem. Make sure you allow your computers and phones to automatically install software updates and patches as they are released. These will likely be modified as companies craft the best work-arounds, so it's not likely to be a one-time deal — update early and often!
Those on Microsoft products will needs to first determine which version of the Windows operating system they are running, then run a query on the Microsoft support siteasking "update Windows" along with the version they're running.
Apple products will automatically update themselves, or at least prompt users to update them.