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Survey Suggests Many Are Still Waiting for Spectre, Meltdown Windows Updates

January 12, 2018

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Microsoft’s insistence on a specific registry key setting for offering the updates on systems appears to be the issue, security vendor Barkly says.

The results of a small survey suggest that many organizations could still be waiting to receive updates for patching their Windows systems against the critical Spectre and Meltdown microprocessor vulnerabilities disclosed last week.

The vulnerabilities affect a wide set of products and give attackers a way to read sensitive data in system memory, including encryption keys and passwords.

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