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March 14, 2018  12:42 PM

MS Offers New Spectre Updates

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Firmware, Windows 10, Windows Security, Windows Update

Late yesterday, another post on the Windows Blogs for Windows 10 appeared. It offers additional news and insight, and something of a progress report, on Spectre and Meltdown issues. It's from John Cable, MS Director of Program Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery. The title reads "

March 2, 2018  9:31 AM

MS Offers Spectre Meltdown Updates Via Catalog

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Firmware, Windows 10, Windows Security

Funny that I posted status about the Spectre Meltdown firmware updates yesterday. No sooner had I finished my post than word appeared that MS had released KB4090007. Entitled "Intel microcode updates" it provides...


March 1, 2018  1:19 PM

Firmware Update Proceeds at Glacial Pace

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Firmware, Windows 10, Windows Security

I've been blogging about firmware updates to address the Spectre/Meltdown vulnerabilities since early January. Today's the first of March, so it seems appropriate to report back in on what's happening. Some vendors -- most notably, Dell and Microsoft, in my case -- have been pro-active and forward...


January 12, 2018  2:34 PM

Win10 PC Brick-Avoidance Techniques

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Firmware, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

It's a sometimes scary world for Windows PC caretakers. That goes double when patching involves BIOS or firmware updates. That's been on for a week now, following the Specter and Meltdown vulnerabilities. First reported on January 2, related firmware updates have appeared since the day after that....


January 10, 2018  1:46 PM

More Details on KB4056892 Wintel Vulnerabilities

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Firmware, Windows 10

As I mentioned in a 1/5 blog post, major vulnerabilities for Intel and Amd processors emerged over the holidays. KB4056892 addresses them, at least in part. But running...


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