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Heads up: Total Meltdown exploit code now available on GitHub

The massive security hole introduced by Microsoft for 64-bit Win7 and Server 2008 R2 now has working proof-of-concept code — and it’s freely available on GitHub. While we haven’t seen exploits in the wild, it’s only a matter of days....

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Perfect end to a perfect month: Yet another Win10 1709 cumulative update, KB 4058258

Today is the 15th day this month that we’ve seen Windows patches, yanked patches, patches of patches and re-re-re-patches. Welcome to the third cumulative update for Win10 Fall Creators Update this month.

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Intel says new firmware patches trigger reboots in Haswell and Broadwell systems

A surprising admission from Intel: New firmware is causing "higher system reboots" on Intel Haswell and Broadwell chips, which appeared from 2013 to 2016.

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Microsoft reinstates Meltdown/Spectre patches for some AMD processors — but which ones?

Microsoft announced it’s bringing back this month’s problematic Windows security patches for some AMD processors. You get to guess which ones.

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Microsoft yanks buggy Windows Meltdown/Spectre patches for AMD computers

After five days of debilitating blue screens on AMD machines, Microsoft pulled the buggy patches very early Tuesday morning. More problems remain.

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