If you haven’t patched this month, you may want to rethink your strategy and speed up the process a bit.
According to Swedish researcher, Ulf Frisk, when Microsoft attempted to patch against the Meltdown vulnerability in January, it introduced a new vulnerability that could potentially be worse.
Full details: Total Meltdown?
Though the new vulnerability was exposed in January it took until this month (March 2018) for Microsoft fix the hole.
Only Windows 7 x64 systems patched with the 2018-01 or 2018-02 patches are vulnerable. If your system isn’t patched since December 2017 or if it’s patched with the 2018-03 patches or later it will be secure.
Other Windows versions – such as Windows 10 or 8.1 are completely secure with regards to this issue and have never been affected by it.
Microsoft has said it is looking into it.
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