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Intel releases new microcode updates for Skylake series products

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  1. bssunilreddy

    bssunilreddy Well-Known Member

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    Intel releases new microcode updates for Skylake series products

    Let's hope that Intel has fixes their microcode

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    Intel releases new microcode updates for Skylake series products
    Over a month has passed since Intel released their initial Spectre Microcode fixes, fixes that had to be pulled from the market after it was discovered that they were causing reboot issues and other stability problems on a range of Intel products.

    These issues were so harmful to customers that Microsoft had to release an optional Windows patch to disable Intel's Spectre 2 mitigations in software, compromising security for the sake of stability. Now Intel has released a new microcode update for their Skylake-based products, which is expected to be releasing in OEM firmware updates soon.

    Intel's Navin Shenoy, the company's executive vice president and general manager of their Data Center Group, has stated that they expect to release microcode updates for more platforms "in the coming days" while also supplying beta microcode to OEMs for testing purposes.


    Hopefully, this will be the end of Intel's Spectre firmware fiasco, as both consumers and enterprise users would not appreciate getting burned by dodgy firmware twice within the same quarter. The company's reputation has already taken a massive hit because of Spectre and Meltdown, with recent attempts to address the issue in firmware causing nothing but problems for security conscious early adopters.

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    How about the older intel processors that are also vulnerable to this flaw?will any of these microcode updates be integrated into windows via the windows updates in future?
     
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    Processor microcodes on windows systems are delivered via bios updates not windows updates.You have to run linux to patch the processor microcode updates into OS kernel if bios update is not released by your mobo manufacturer based on these microcode updates.
     

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