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Device Manufacturers Working on BIOS Updates to Patch CPU Flaws

Device Manufacturers Working on BIOS Updates to Patch CPU Flaws (Malware and Vulnerabilities)

Acer, Asus, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Panasonic, Toshiba and other device manufacturers have started releasing BIOS updates that should patch the recently disclosed Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. Intel has provided the fixes to system manufacturers and they have already released or are in the process of releasing BIOS updates. The company is also working on updates for Server Board and Visual Compute Accelerator products, but only two BIOS updates have been released to date. HP has started releasing BIOS updates that patch the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities for commercial workstations; commercial desktops, notebooks and retail PoS devices; and consumer desktops and notebooks. Lenovo has released BIOS updates for many of its solutions, and the company has also advised users to update their operating system and NVIDIA drivers to ensure that they are protected against Meltdown and Spectre attacks. The company has promised to start releasing BIOS updates in the next few days, with updates for a majority of systems expected to become available over the next few weeks.

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