Windows Meltdown-Spectre patches: If you haven't got them, blame your antivirus

News are that a security flaw in Intel processors has necessitated a to a redesign of Linux and Windows kernels to protect systems against a hardware flaw has led to a number of technology companies reviewing security protection. In addition, organizations wanting to use Accelerated Networking have to use Azure Resource Manager management portal to deploy it. It can't be deployed using the older "classic" portal. The result will be a more secure, but - as Linux creator Linus Torvalds says - slower operating system.

According to the latest figures from NetMarketShare, Windows 7 is used the most by PC users and is still streaks ahead of Windows 10.

Data from AdDuplex, a Lithuanian company whose technology is embedded in thousands of Windows apps, showed that October's Fall Creators Update (FCU) had been installed on about 54% of all measured Windows 10 personal computers by 20 December.

As of this writing, Brad Moon did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.

If you're a Surface device user, there is a new update out for you.

The staged-release model - while not new, not even Microsoft's invention - lets developers gauge installation success, correct any problems, and then continue the rolling release.

You can download the update via the device's internal update system or by visiting the Microsoft Download Center.

Updated EC2 Windows AMIs will be provided as Microsoft patches become available. The aim of the company is to enhance the user experience of people and also to reduce the learning curve. In fact, AMZN stock is up over 3% since the announcement of what's been called the worst CPU bugs ever discovered. As per the revised schedule, the Windows 10 free upgrade offer will expire on January 16, 2018.

Unfortunately, many users reported that the latest Windows 10 updates often caused more harm than good. For instance, it can't be applied to existing Azure VMs. Security experts say all organizations should put mitigations in place as soon as possible, preferably starting with browsers, since attackers could use malicious websites to try and exploit the flaws. You can, however, set the registry manually to fix compatibility issues with Antivirus software.

This difference shows in the hardware too, as the iPad has a better camera, and is simply the best choice for filming, editing and uploading video from one versatile device.

In the meantime, security expert Kevin Beaumont has compiled a list of security products that can successfully run the patch, which includes antivirus software from the top players.

Google patched Android against Meltdown and Spectre in January's security updates, which should be on their way to your phone if they haven't already landed.

In a lengthy discussion thread on Microsoft's site, multiple users running systems with AMD's Athlon chips report that after installing KB4056892, their machines fail to fully boot.

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