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Chris Hecht started the topic Windows Tool to check for Meltdown and Spectre patches in the forum IT Security & Disaster Recovery 1 year, 3 months ago
Steve Gibson at Gibson Research has written a free software tool ‘InSpectre’ that allows you to check on the condition of your Windows computer for vulnerability to the Meltdown and Spectre flaws. It is a very small, stand-alone program (does not need to be installed). Download it from the Gibson Research web site here. Unfortunately, if you…[Read more]
Since Hank’s posting, there has been a lot more information issued by manufacturers and software vendors. Ed Bott at ZDNet has a good article on what to do here
The bottom line is that the only way to completely eliminate the problems is with new CPU chips. This will take several years to design and build. What we need to do now is to reduce…[Read more]
Hank started the topic Initial Info about Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in the forum IT Security & Disaster Recovery 1 year, 3 months ago
The following was sent out to the Computer Support Newsletter (CSN) email group and I am cross-posting it here for any folks that are not subscribed to CSN. If you would like to subscribe to CSN for future updates, just send me an email (email@example.com).
A number of people have asked what they should do about the highly publicized…[Read more]
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