AMD has patched its processors to defend against Spectre

AMD has pushed out firmware patches to protect its processors against variant 2 of the Spectre vulnerability, in conjunction with updates for Windows 10 which are also designed to squash this particularly nasty bug.

As we’ve been told before, Spectre (and indeed Meltdown – although that only affects Intel chips) is a complex vulnerability which requires patches to firmware on the hardware front, and also for operating systems on the software side of the equation.

So, AMD has released...

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