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Windows Meltdown-Spectre: Watch out for fake patches that spread malware


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Criminals have yet to exploit Meltdown and Spectre, but they're playing on users' uncertainties about the CPU flaws in their malware and phishing schemes. They are sending out fake but real looking offers to install the patches but instead install malware.

If you don't know much about the tech side of the computers then this is a must read so you don't get fooled.

For those interested in finding more tech info on these chip vulnerabilities and where they are with the patches and issues with them, there are about a dozen links at the bottom of the article here:

http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-meltdown-spectre-watch-out-for-fake-patches-that-spread-malware/?loc=newsletter_large_thumb_featured&ftag=TRE-03-10aaa6b&bhid=19724681974700635514865380622813

and here: http://www.zdnet.com/article/meltdown-spectre-more-businesses-warned-off-patching-over-stability-issues/?loc=newsletter_large_thumb_featured&ftag=TRE-03-10aaa6b&bhid=19724681974700635514865380622813

 

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