Microsoft’s newly launched security measures can wipe out “Spectre Variant 2”

To counter the world’s biggest bug “Spectre Variant 2″, Microsoft has now launched its new anti-virus/security measures, which will protect the user’s devices on a large scale. The malware was discovered on Intel’s chipsets.

Intel has reported issues with recently released microcode meant to address “Spectre variant 2” termed as “CVE 2017-5715 Branch Target Injection”. According to Intel, the released microcode can cause “higher than expected reboots and other unpredictable system behavior,” which may also cause a large scale “corruption or data loss.”

While Intel tests, updates and deploys new microcode, we are making available an out of band update ‘KB4078130’ that specifically disables only the mitigation against CVE-2017-5715 – Branch target injection vulnerability,” Microsoft wrote on its support page on Sunday.

Our own experience is that system instability can in some circumstances cause data loss or corruption. In our testing this new update has been found to prevent the behaviour described,” Microsoft said.

Intel has discovered two dangerous security flaws on its processors chiefly known as “Meltdown and “Spectre” that are susceptible to hacking.

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, said at the CES 2018, “Our primary goal has been to keep our customers safe. We have not received any information that these exploits have been used to obtain customers.”

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