January Patch Tuesday – Meltdown/Spectre, 16 critical Microsoft patches, 1 Adobe patch

Due to the disclosure of Meltdown and Spectre, Microsoft released several patches last week with the ranking “Important.” While there are no active attacks against these vulnerabilities, a special focus should be placed on any of the browser patches, due to potential attacks using JavaScript. It is important to note that OS-level and BIOS (microcode) patches that are designed to…

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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from The Laws of Vulnerabilities – Qualys Blog authored by Jimmy Graham. Read the original post at: https://blog.qualys.com/laws-of-vulnerabilities/2018/01/09/january-patch-tuesday-meltdown-spectre-16-critical-microsoft-patches-1-adobe-patch