Protect Windows device from Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities

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On January 3, 2018, the Google Project Zero team reported they had discovered three variants of a hardware bug with important ramifications. You can read their blog post, Reading privileged memory with a side-channel.


The three variants are:


Microsoft has released updates to help mitigate Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities.


Protect Microsoft Windows devices

To help mitigate your Windows devices:

  • Update the Malwarebytes for Windows database.
    1. Open Malwarebytes for Windows.
    2. Click on Check for Updates to download the latest database update.
      Minimum database version required is v1.0.3624.
  • Install the latest Microsoft updates for your specific operating system:
  • Install the latest updates for your browser.


For more information, refer to Microsoft's article Protect your Windows devices against Spectre and Meltdown.


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