Spectre, Meltdown Hit On-Prem Windows Servers Hardest

Discovery of the Spectre and Meltdown processor vulnerabilities has been wreaking havoc across the IT industry, particularly since the chip design flaws were made public earlier this month. Enterprises hosting applications in traditional on-premises data centers are hit the hardest, experts say, and hose running Windows on their servers have it worse than everyone else.

“It appears that organizations that have heavily leveraged Microsoft operating systems are more impacted than those who leverage Linux,” said Carl Wright, general manager at TrapX, a San Mateo-based cybersecurity company.

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