Microsoft and AMD release updates to protect against second Spectre variant


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Originally published at: https://www.myce.com/news/microsoft-and-amd-release-updates-to-protect-against-second-spectre-variant-84092/

Microsoft and AMD have started rolling out updates that should protect AMD CPU powered systems against the Spectre attack. The attack makes it possible to steal data from the memory of the computer through Javascript, by exploiting the branch prediction feature of the CPU. Attackers could obtain personal data or passwords this way.