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Spectre and Meltdown Present Minimal Malware Risk to Vaddio Products

Vaddio is committed to keeping your Vaddio products secure

January 23, 2018

Eden Prairie, MN (Jan. 23, 2018) – Vaddio customers have expressed an understandable level of concern about the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. Vaddio has investigated the situation and has learned that Spectre and Meltdown present a minimal malware risk to Vaddio products.

According to malware researchers, Meltdown and Spectre can only be exploited with malicious code that is present and running on the device. Vaddio products’ firmware is encrypted, disallowing the installation of malicious code on the device.

The Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities do not allow remote code execution. Vaddio equipment cannot be used as a route to spread malware through your network.

The Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities only enable a third party to read device memory locations actively being used by other parts of the device software. Although PCs and other computing devices store a great deal of sensitive data, Vaddio products do not contain this type of data, nor do they provide a route to access sensitive data elsewhere on your network.

“Vaddio is committed to keeping your Vaddio products secure,” said Jeremy Haines, Sr. Director of Software Engineering. “We are still investigating the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. Where appropriate, Vaddio’s software engineering team expects to include a patch for these vulnerabilities as part of normal system updates going forward.”

For more information, please contact Vaddio Technical Support at (800) 572-2011 or email


About Vaddio

Vaddio, founded in 2003, designs, develops and manufactures professional quality PTZ cameras, Pro AV solutions and a full suite of Unified Communication and Collaboration systems for the audiovisual, collaboration and production markets. Vaddio solutions combine enterprise-class performance with system-configured design and are easy to install and easy to use. Backed by industry-leading support, Vaddio products enhance any AV experience by elevating the science of communication with the Art of Easy. For more information, visit or contact 1.800.572.2011 / in North America; +31.495.580.840 / in EMEA; or +852.2145.4099 / in Asia Pacific.


About Milestone

Milestone AV Technologies is a leading designer and manufacturer of branded audiovisual products including flat panel mounting solutions, projector mounts, projection screens, PTZ cameras, equipment racks and AV furniture for both the consumer and commercial AV markets. Milestone’s innovative products, sold principally under the Chief, Da-Lite, Vaddio, Sanus, and Projecta brand names, are sold through numerous channels, including Pro AV dealers, regional home theater dealers, consumer electronics retailers, mass merchants and original equipment manufacturers. The company has offices in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific supporting a global network of dealers. Distribution centers are located in Minnesota (U.S.), California (U.S.), Indiana (U.S.), Ohio (U.S.), Hong Kong and the Netherlands. Milestone currently serves a broad base of more than 6,000 global customers with headquarters in Eden Prairie, Minn.