Microsoft starts rolling out Intel microcode updates for Skylake CPUs


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Originally published at: https://www.myce.com/news/microsoft-starts-rolling-intel-microcode-updates-skylake-cpus-83864/

Microsoft has started to roll-out Intel-microcode updates for several Skylake processors. The updates should protect against the second variant of the Spectre attack. To be fully protected against Spectre and Meltdown attacks, computers need both a software and firmware (microcode) update, according to Microsoft.