Microsoft cancels AMD Meltdown and Spectre patches after they start bricking PCs
As if the Meltdown and Spectre processor security bugs that have been dominating headlines across the internet for the past week weren't scary enough on their own, even the patches for those bugs are causing problems now.
Shortly after the issue was uncovered, Microsoft began issuing patches to keep PC users safe. Unfortunately, many PC owners with AMD-powered machines discovered that after they applied the patch, their PCs stopped booting. This led to a flood of complaints on Microsoft's support forum, at which point Microsoft halted the patches.
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Microsoft cancels AMD Meltdown and Spectre patches after they start bricking PCs originally appeared on BGR.com on Tue, 9 Jan 2018 at 15:36:31 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.