In fact, Microsoft actually rolled of Windows updates aimed exclusively at the AMD processors. Created to prevent problems related to Intel's flawed patches for the Spectre vulnerability, the Microsoft fixes must be downloaded manually from the company's Windows Update catalog.
The situation has raised the question of whether the Chinese companies Intel told about Spectre and Meltdown then relayed what they learned to Chinese government officials, and whether those authorities were able to exploit the chipset flaws. It was released as part of the Windows Update catalogue, which means that users will have to download and install it manually.
To Intel's credit it is working to fix the problems its patch introduced and we should have a stable patch soon. This was the microcode released by Intel in order to address Spectre Variant 2. Further fallout could likely be in relation to reports that Intel CEO Brian Krzanich sold millions of dollars' worth of personal stock before the public was made aware of the vulnerabilities, and that Intel notified a select group of customers, including Chinese tech firms, about the bugs before informing USA officials.
Thankfully Microsoft has fixed the problem, by disabling Intel's microcode altogether.
This latest move was made after Intel publicly admitted that the microcode updates it developed for this bug caused "higher than expected reboots and other unpredictable system behaviour" that led to "data loss or corruption". While Spectre can affect all CPUs to differing degrees, Meltdown is only viable on unpatched Intel systems and can be used to expose the memory of all virtual machines on a server. The Wall Street Journal reported over the weekend that Intel told some of its customers, including some Chinese technology companies, about the Spectre and Meltdown flaws before it notified the US government about the matter.
I can't boot through a blue screen so what good is a patch, or 10?
A recent research found that between nine and 15 percent of active Twitter accounts are autonomous entities known as social bots. The Times said famous actors, television presenters and entrepreneurs were among those who bought Devumi followers.
Cardi will also take the Grammy stage with Bruno Mars to perform their new collaboration "Finesse" during the show. If she wins for Best Rap Song, Cardi B would be the first solo female rapper to take home the award.
Sturridge was limited to just seven Premier League starts in 2016-17, and he has made only five in the current campaign. West Brom are second-bottom of the league with 20 points from 24 games, three points outside the safety zone.
The city's famous Bateaux Mouches tourist boats are out of service, with only emergency services allowed to use the river. Inside the studios, tables and dressers have been lifted off the floor as water seeps through the walls, the agency says.
However, taxpayers can expect changes to their paychecks in the next few weeks that reflect the new tax rates and rules. If you're e-filing your taxes, make sure you have a security software with firewall and anti-virus protections.
The logo is a cartoon depiction of a Native American man that has always been criticized as being insensitive and racist. The Indians' bid to host the 2019 All-Star Game, which it was ultimately awarded, further heightened debate over Wahoo.
The idea of selling a fully functional flamethrower may sound weird, but this is Musk we are talking about, after all. Signs that The Boring Co. flamethrower was a real thing emerged earlier this month when musician D.A.
Babos, however, will not be going empty handed as she claimed the women's doubles championship with Kristina Mladenovic . Federer, who will be playing his record seventh Australian Open Final, will look to win the title for the sixth time.
Woods said it was a mostly positive week, and it was hard to argue considering he was returning from his fourth back surgery. Palmer was eliminated on the first playoff hole, but four more holes after that was not enough to separate Day and Noren.
An extremely rare celestial event will be taking over the UAE skies on January 31 - a "Super Moon Eclipse" will occur. It may sound like the apocalypse is nigh, so let's break it down by its three parts: "super", "blue" and "blood".
Super blood blue moon to appear in sky on Jan 31
Glover said blue moons occur once every two to three years and happens when there are two full moons in the same calendar month. Thus, there will be five lunar eclipses through the year, with the longest one in the past 100 years occurring on July 27.
House could vote today to release controversial FISA memo
My understanding is that the same approach applied to earlier releases, such as the publication of the 9/11 Commission Report. If a majority of the House Intelligence Committee votes to release it, Trump has five days to block it.