If you are reading this, chances are that you already know about the current security flaw discovered in what has been coined “modern processor chips” that could allow hackers to access data such as passwords, encryption keys and other information you want kept private.
Microsoft has released an out-of-band emergency patch for Windows 10 which should be installed as soon as possible. If you have yet to receive the patch via Windows Update, you can manually install it by going to this Windows Update Catalog page. You can also check for updates
*note* check with your IT department when in doubt.
Included in this update:
his update includes quality improvements. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:
- Addresses issue where event logs stop receiving events when a maximum file size policy is applied to the channel.
- Addresses issue where printing an Office Online document in Microsoft Edge fails.
- Addresses issue where the touch keyboard doesn’t support the standard layout for 109 keyboards.
- Addresses video playback issues in applications such as Microsoft Edge that affect some devices when playing back video on a monitor and a secondary, duplicated display.
- Addresses issue where Microsoft Edge stops responding for up to 3 seconds while displaying content from a software rendering path.
- Addresses issue where only 4 TB of memory is shown as available in Task Manager in Windows Server version 1709 when more memory is actually installed, configured, and available.
- Security updates to Windows SMB Server, the Windows Subsystem for Linux, Windows Kernel, Windows Datacenter Networking, Windows Graphics, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, and the Microsoft Scripting Engine.