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The ViewSonic Raspberry Pi – Immune to Meltdown and Spectre Threats

The ViewSonic Raspberry Pi – Immune to Meltdown and Spectre Threats

ViewSonic Corp., confirmed that their advanced SC-T25 (HDX Pi) thin client for Citrix-based virtual workspaces is unaffected by recent industry threats. The recently discovered computer chip vulnerabilities known as “Meltdown” and “Spectre” pose significant threats to any organization managing VDI environments with x86, or ARM-based client devices.

In a previous PCM article, Meltdown and Spectre – Vulnerabilities Identified in Processor Chipsthere were points touched on this topic where vulnerabilities can be found in technology and that there will be flaws that will be found, but fixed. To be specific, “meltdown impacts are largely constrained to servers, desktop, and laptop computing devices that have Intel, AMD, and ARM processors” according to our security export and East Director of Security Consulting, Dallas Bishoff. 

Meltdown breaks the most fundamental isolation between user applications and the operating system. This attach allows a program to access the memory, and the operating system.

Spectre breaks the isolation between different applications, meaning it allows an attack to trick error-free programs, which follow best practices, into leaking their secrets. Safety checks of best practices actually increase the attack surface and may make applications more susceptible to Spectre.

  • Are there solutions or devices that are immune to these threats?

Business and IT managers can be reassured that all Raspberry Pi 3-based SC-T25 thin clients are natively immune to these vulnerabilities and do not require any updates.

The ViewSonic SC-T25 offers best-in-class Citrix® virtual workspace performance at an incredibly low per-seat cost, includes enterprise grade Stratodesk® NoTouch® OS and Management software.

To learn more about the ViewSonic® Raspberry Pi 3-Based SC-T25, please click here.

 

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