Meltdown and Spectre CPU Vulnerability Fallout Continues

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More than week after security researchers first publicly revealed the Meltdown and Spectre CPU vulnerabilities, vendors are continuing to deal with the impact and are issuing patches.

The initial speculation about the CPU vulnerabilities was that they only impacted Intel CPUs. As it turns out, AMD and ARM CPUs are also impacted, though to a more limited extent. On Jan. 11, AMD announced that it would issue processor microcode updates to help provide an additional degree of protection.

While AMD is now joining the patching fray, Intel continues to deal with issues related to patches it has already made available, including flaws that have caused systems to reboot.

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