Meltdown / Spectre Security Exposures

Blog Post created by ewatkins Employee on Jan 5, 2018

Two security flaws, dubbed Meltdown and Spectre, have been made public this week. There are many articles in the news discussing the security exposures, so it is important that we share some information about how Lifesize is handling the exposures.


First and foremost, we have addressed the exposures in the Lifesize Cloud. The necessary patches have been applied.


Second, our video conferencing systems, including the Icon and 220 series, are not susceptible to the exposures.  The exposures require malicious code running on a CPU to gain access to secure data.  These systems are secure appliances where there is no ability to install and run third party code.


Third, we are patching all of our internal IT infrastructure and systems to ensure their security.   We recommend that all customers take similar action in their own IT environment.