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AMD has patched its processors to defend against Spectre

April 11, 2018

Via: TechRadar

AMD has pushed out firmware patches to protect its processors against variant 2 of the Spectre vulnerability, in conjunction with updates for Windows 10 which are also designed to squash this particularly nasty bug.

As we’ve been told before, Spectre (and indeed Meltdown – although that only affects Intel chips) is a complex vulnerability which requires patches to firmware on the hardware front, and also for operating systems on the software side of the equation.

So, AMD has released microcode updates for its processors which, when combined with the aforementioned Windows updates, will defend users from Spectre variant 2.

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