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Security pros: Get ready to patch for 8 new Spectre-related vulnerabilities soon

Given the difficulty that technology companies have faced in attempting to deliver patches for the original Meltdown and Spectre—it was discovered that the Windows patch can be completely bypassed by hackers, while the same patch caused a bigger security hole on Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2, …

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Spectre Next Generation vulnerabilities affect Intel processors

Even worse, the Meltdown updates for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 introduced a new vulnerability on patched systems that the researcher called Total Meltdown. Heise’s report suggests that Intel plans to release patches for Spectre Next Generation vulnerabilities in two batches. The first …

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Exploit emerges for Microsoft’s duff Meltdown patch for Windows 7 and Server 2008

Last month, Ulf Frisk from Sweden revealed that Microsoft’s Meltdown patches were making things worse for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, making it possible to read and write kernel memory and gain total control over the system. Now code has been posted online that can be used to exploit the …

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IT must patch against Total Meltdown now: The source code is on GitHub

If you have no patches from 2018, you should be good, according to Woody on Windows. But if you do have patches, and have KB 4100480, 4093108, or 4093118 installed, you should also be protected. Without those, Woody on Windows noted, you’ll need to rollback your machine, manually install KB …

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Heads up: Total Meltdown exploit code now available on GitHub

Microsoft spread the vulnerability in every 64-bit Win7 and Server 2008 R2 patch released this year, prior to March 29. Specifically, if you installed any of … If you have any of the Windows patches listed above, look to see if you have KB 4100480, 4093108 or 4093118 installed. If any of those three are …

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Patches for Win10 1703 and 1607, and a brain-twisting update to the Win7 IP bug fix

All of this would be rather funny, in a gallows-humor sort of way, if it weren’t for the fact that plenty of Win7 and Server 2008R2 machines are dropping off their networks because of bugs in last month’s security patches. Microsoft has provided extremely poor, frequently conflicting, documentation of the …

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