Microsoft issues emergency Windows update for processor security bugs

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Microsoft is issuing a rare out-of-band security update to supported versions of Windows today. The software update is part of a number of fixes that will protect against a newly-discovered processor bug in Intel, AMD, and ARM chipsets. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans tell The Verge that the company will issue a Windows update that will be automatically applied to Windows 10 machines at 5PM ET / 2PM PT today.

The update will also be available for older and supported versions of Windows today, but systems running operating systems like Windows 7 or Windows 8 won’t automatically be updated through Windows Update until next Tuesday. Windows 10 will be automatically updated today.

 https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/3/16846784/microsoft-processor-bug-windows-10-fix

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Re: Microsoft issues emergency Windows update for processor security bugs
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2018, 06:58:45 PM »
Intel claims its new security updates make PCs ‘immune’ to Meltdown and Spectre CPU bugs
90 percent of PCs will be covered by end of next week

https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/4/16850776/intel-meltdown-spectre-security-patch-immune-response



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