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Old 01-09-2018, 08:39 PM
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Default Re: Latest Intel security flaw in the news

Microsoft's Spectre And Meltdown Patches For Windows Are Bricking Some AMD PCs | HotHardware

Headline says it all. Apparently the systems with the (old) AMD processors that are being bricked aren't vulnerable to the flaws in the first place - so they don't even need patching! Microsoft have now put a brake on the update so that it aborts if it recognizes certain non-Intel microprocessors.

I love the comment complaining to Microsoft that says, "I understand that making the machine unbootable is the best protection from remote exploitation, but I would rather have the OS working."

There's also some trickiness about certain anti-virus software preventing the update from being applied - the only Windows PCs I use have the standard Microsoft anti-virus stuff (defender or Security Essentials) so they've been okay. :crossed:
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