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How to Keep your device secure from Spectre and Meltdown bugs

13 Enero 2018

The SEC could even step in, and haven't confirmed or denied if they are investigating the Intel CEO. Image source: Getty Images.

The flaws, which affect chips from Intel, AMD and ARM, allow hackers to read a computer's memory and steal passwords, putting virtually all phones, computers and servers at risk.

"The bottom line is that continued collaboration will create the fastest and most effective approaches to restoring customer confidence in the security of their data".

Windows users with AMD-based PCs aren't the only ones who are facing delays in receiving patches for the critical Meltdown and Spectre CPU vulnerabilities. This is to minimize the performance impact of the original Meltdown and Spectre patches on Intel devices. "There is a lot of proof of concept code out there for them to learn from".

Microsoft said in a support page: "After investigating, Microsoft has determined that some AMD chipsets do not conform to the documentation previously provided to Microsoft to develop the Windows operating system mitigations to protect against the chipset vulnerabilities known as Spectre and Meltdown".

The letter comes as users of systems with Broadwell and Haswell chips report problems with increased reboots.

Intel said that business and home uses should not see significant slowdowns in common tasks such as reading email, writing a document or accessing digital photos. For the latest details, please see Microsoft's website.

Chip giant Intel has quietly released microcode updates for thousands of its processors in the wake of the serious Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities.

Updates were recently released for Windows 10 machines which will update automatically. The company deployed this solution across its infrastructure and open-sourced it so that others can benefit from it as well. "Windows operating system updates to devices that have impacted AMD processors".

When investing geniuses David and Tom Gardner have a stock tip, it can pay to listen. So, out of an abundance of caution AMD will be making optional micro code updates available to further contain the threat. We must first explain what these two are seeing that they made headlines around the world. The chip giant is currently facing at least three class-action lawsuits over the matter. LinkedIn is owned by Microsoft.

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