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Microsoft Issues New Meltdown and Spectre Patches for Windows 10

The latest batch of Intel microcodes for Meltdown and Spectre mitigation are now available on Windows 10 versions.

Microsoft’s Windows Meltdown Patch has “Fatal Flaw” Leaving Millions of PCs Vulnerable

Issued in January, Microsoft’s Meltdown patch has seemingly failed and users are not mitigated. However, the Windows 10 April 2018 Update does come with a fix.

Surface Pro Firmware Update Increases Battery Life and Mitigates Meltdown and Spectre

The Surface Pro and Surface Pro LTE have received a minor firmware update that should spur improvements in many areas. However, the security mitigations for Meltdown and Spectre may result in a performance decrease.

Intel to Address Meltdown and Spectre via Redesigned next-Generation Processors

Intel will mitigate some Meltdown and Spectre variants via redesigned silicon, mitigating the issues without the inherent performance drops caused by software updates.
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Microsoft Offers $250,000 Bug Bounty for Meltdown and Spectre-like CPU Flaws

Microsoft will offer security researchers up to $250,000 for bugs in the same class as Meltdown and Spectre, and up to $200,000 for similar vulnerabilities in its Hyper-V virtualization software.

AMD Ryzen and EPYC Processors Have Meltdown and Spectre Style Flaws

13 critical flaws in AMD Ryzen and EPYC processors in a location designed to stop attacks exploiting a system.

Microsoft Issues Meltdown and Spectre Patches for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

However, the caveat is the Meltdown and Spectre fixes are only for 32-bit versions of the older platforms as Microsoft is employing a step-by-step approach.
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Intel Patches Older CPUs against Meltdown and Spectre

More than two months after Meltdown and Spectre was disclosed and 10 months after first being observed, Intel has finally patched most of the affected CPUs.
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Intel Finally Patches Second Meltdown and Spectre Variant

The company also explained why it not tell the US Government about Meltdown and Spectre when key companies already knew.
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Intel Facing 32 Lawsuits from Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerability

Intel is finally facing the music for keeping Meltdown and Spectre a secret with 30 customer class action suits and two security class action lawsuits.
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Microsoft Debuts Windows Analytics Tools to Assess Meltdown and Spectre Protection

IT professionals can use Windows Analytics to test if their devices have been properly patched to combat the Meltdown and Spectre CPU vulnerability.
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Meltdown and Spectre Now Being Successfully Exploited by Malware

Hackers have already started to successfully take advantage of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerability, with over 100 samples found so far.
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Intel Told Select Customers of Meltdown and Spectre before U.S. Government

Major Intel customers like Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, and Lenovo knew about Meltdown and Spectre before the U.S. Government, prompting concerns the information fell into the wrong hands.

Microsoft Issues Windows Patch to Cover Intel’s Faulty Meltdown and Spectre Fixes

Intel’s patch for the Meltdown and Spectre flaw are causing problems so Microsoft has acted with emergency patches for Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7.
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Intel CEO Confirms 2018 Chips Will Not Be Vulnerable to Meltdown and Spectre

Intel will be releasing updated versions of its processors later this year and will be working on more software patches for Meltdown and Spectre in the meantime. However, the company still has Congress to answer to.
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US Congress Asks Microsoft and Tech Rivals to Explain Why Meltdown and Spectre was...

Meltdown and Spectre was embargoed for over half a year by leading tech giants. In a letter to leading companies like Apple, Google, and Microsoft, the US Congress wants to know why.
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Intel: Buggy Meltdown and Spectre Patch Affects Newest Core Processors

The faulty Meltdown and Spectre patch has caused rebooting problems, but was believed to be limited to legacy Intel chips. However, the company admits Skylake and Kaby Lake chips are also affected.

AMD to Roll out Security Patch for Meltdown and Spectre CPU Flaws

AMD has detailed its plans for the Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws, including a patch for Spectre Variant 1 and an OS update for Variant 2. AMD processors seem immune to Meltdown.

Microsoft Explains Performance Impact of Meltdown and Spectre Fixes

The company says three variants of the Meltdown and Spectre security flaw have varying impacts on its services, but performance drain is minimal.
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Microsoft: No Security Updates until Anti-Viruses Become Meltdown Patch Compatible

Microsoft is refusing to push security updates to all PCs with anti-virus software until the vendors implement a registry key. The move comes after users experienced blue screens while trying to fix Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities.

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