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Meltdown fix invalidates anti-virus software

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There is a new and sinister twist in the Meltdown/Spectre CPU saga. It now appears that the fixes issued by Microsoft to mitigate the problem are incompatible with several anti-virus systems. If the patch clashes with the device’s AV app it could cause ‘blue screen’ or ‘stop’ errors that prevent… Read more »

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Chips compromised by Spectre and Meltdown bugs

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By now you’ve heard plenty about Meltdown and Spectre, but this article by Bleeping Computer goes into a bit more technological detail about the background to the bugs, how they might be resolved, and the potential harm they can cause. Google has discovered that just about every Central Processing Unit… Read more »

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