Microsoft suspends some chip patches due to PC freezing

|About: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)|By:, SA News Editor

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) suspends some patches for the Meltdown and Spectre security threats due to PC freezing.

The patches were meant to correct security vulnerabilities in AMD chipsets. But some instead pushed Windows PCs into an unbootable state.

Background: Last week, security researchers discovered the chip flaws that left working memory data vulnerable to attack on both shared servers and individual devices. The flaws affect chips from Intel, AMD, and SoftBank’s ARM. Tech giants including Google, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft scurried to correct the problem largely through a variety of patches.

Previously: Tech giants scurry to patch chip flaws; Intel -2.6% (Jan. 4)

Previously: Apple confirms all its devices affected by processor exploits (Jan. 4)

Previously: Register: Qualcomm processors vulnerable to recent exploits (Jan. 5)

Previously: Intel unveils security updates, self-driving car (Jan. 9)

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