Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Microsoft just issued a fix for that big Intel processor vulnerability


So your computer is probably vulnerable to a processor chip bug that could theoretically let JavaScript running in a web browser steal your passwords (among other problems). Both your computer and your smartphone are at risk. It's not good. 

Thankfully, however, for anyone with a machine running Windows, you're probably in the clear. That's because on Wednesday, January 3, Microsoft released a fix.

So reports ZDNet, which explains this patch was not issued on Microsoft's standard Patch Tuesday — suggesting someone at the company decided it was urgent. Importantly, a Microsoft support page notes that the fix only applies to devices running Windows 10.  Read more...

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