After Spectre and Meltdown were reported earlier this month, Intel officially accepted the existence of the flaws and since then many tech companies have tried their hand at issuing an effective meltdown and spectre patch.
In the meantime, Microsoft this week said it has "temporarily paused" patches for Windows customers running AMD processors after some users reported seeing the "blue screen of death" after the update was applied. Since "no mitigation is required" for variant 3, it won't be creating a patch for the vulnerability. "These systems are running Intel Broadwell and Haswell CPUs for both client and data center", it added.
Intel rolled out some patches to fix the dreaded Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, but it is now advising customers not to install these security updates.
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Just like for Intel CPUs, AMD processors will also require a microcodeupdate to fix this issue. "These software updates will be provided by system providers and OS vendors; please check with your supplier for the latest information on the available option for your configuration and requirements". We are working quickly with these customers to understand, diagnose and address this reboot issue.
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Hackers may exploit the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities to steal sensitive data stored in computers and mobile devices through a side-channel analysis attack.
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