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Microsoft releases updates to protect Surface devices against Meltdown and Spectre

09 January 2018, 02:20 | Megan Pierce

Microsoft releases updates to protect Surface devices against Meltdown and Spectre

Microsoft's Spectre patch appears to be causing boot issues for AMD Athlon PCs

Vendors including Bitdefender, McAfee, and Trend Micro say they're still testing Microsoft's security update, though some versions of their software are ready.

Microsoft is working with the antivirus industry to solve the problem. To receive the Microsoft patch, an antivirus product has to set a Windows registry key on the computer. "This includes microcode from device OEMs and in some cases updates to AV software as well", the company said.

The only thing people like us can do is to keep your operating systems updated, be very careful about downloading apps from untrusted sources and think twice about using unsecured WiFi.

Unfortunately, many users reported that the latest Windows 10 updates often caused more harm than good. The "frustrated" user, for example, reports that beyond that laptop, one desktop with a different AMD chip and three laptops with Intel chips have successfully updated.

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Microsoft also cautions that besides Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows 2012 do not have antivirus installed by default. However, it noted that specific impact will vary by the age of the hardware and implementation by the chip vendor.

After rolling out a cumulative update to Windows 10 Mobile Fall Creators Update devices, Windows Phones with the Creators Update is also receiving a fix for Meltdown and Spectre flaws.

Most Intel processors and some ARM chips are confirmed to be vulnerable, putting billions of devices at risk of attacks. "Nothing going on", a user with the handle "Frustrated after KB4056892 on older AMD laptop" posted to the discussion thread on Sunday, adding that the system is running a version of McAfee anti-virus that is compatible with Microsoft's security fix.

A serious security memory problem in all Intel chips has led to Linux's developers resetting how to deal with memory. Even if that is successful, however, the operating system quickly attempts to reinstall the PC-freezing patch, they say.



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