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Vulnerabilities with Processors

Hi Experts,

With regards to the recent vulnerabilities with Intel, and I heard that AMDs are affected as well, I am wondering if any action need to be taken for Windows 7, 8, 10, and MAC ?

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Now it's impotrant to patch everything. Google Chrome, Firefox, Intel components, BIOS, Windows OS:
Microsoft has issued an emergency security patch through Windows Update, but if you’re running third-party antivirus software then it’s possible you won’t see that patch yet.

A firmware update from Intel is also required for additional hardware protection...

Ensure you have the latest Windows 10 updates and BIOS updates from Dell, HP, Lenovo, or one of the many other PC makers. We’re hoping Microsoft or Intel creates a simple tool (they have a PowerShell script right now) to check protection for both the firmware and Windows updates, but until such a tool is available you’ll need to manually check or get familiar with PowerShell. Here’s a quick step-by-step checklist to follow for now:

 - Update to the latest version of Chrome (on January 23rd) or Firefox 57 if you use either browser
 - Check Windows Update and ensure KB4056892 is installed for Windows 10
 - Check your PC OEM website for support information and firmware updates and apply any immediately
And John is absolutely right about 32bit systems. Keep it in your mind.
Meltdown vulnerability was found in Intel chips.
Spectre was found in both Intel and AMD + ARM as well.

There is a brilliant page that describes everything. Hope you will like it. HERE

Antiviruses will not help you. Patch, patch and patch!
Thank you and I was happy to help.