InSpectre is an application capable of detecting patches implemented for security vulnerabilities known as Spectre and Meltdown. InSpectre is compatible with all versions of Windows and can also run on Linux with WINE.
Spectre and Meltdown revealed a massive weakness among modern processors earlier this year. Something meant to increase performance in these processors could be exploited to reveal passwords and confidential information from a system. These vulnerabilities have severe consequences in the overall security of devices, and a proper fix would cause significant performance loss in older processors. Manufacturers and Operating Systems responded quickly to release patches to secure their users.
Are you curious if you got the updates to reduce the effects of these vulnerabilities? Even with the significant buzz around the event, most users are not familiar with the incident or are actively looking for patches for the vulnerabilities. You should look into protecting your systems for these vulnerabilities.
Inspectre makes it very simple to detect the availability of patches in your system for the two vulnerability mentioned. Just download the application from the GRC site. Run the application on your system to get the report.
It’s easy as that. If your system report fails to have patches for either Spectre or Meltdown, look for updates from your Operating System or BIOS manufacturer. With the report, the application describes in details as to why your system is not patched yet.