#microsoft is bringing Intel’s Spectre fixes to its Windows update catalog

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Microsoft is planning to distribute Intel’s firmware updates to protect Windows 10 systems against the Spectre CPU vulnerability. While Microsoft typically distributes its own firmware updates for Surface devices, the software maker usually leaves it up to PC makers to issue their own firmware updates. Microsoft is now planning to list the Intel firmware updates in its Microsoft Update Catalog, which will help IT admins distribute these to systems.

Updates for Skylake systems will be available initially, and Microsoft says it will list more system firmware updates as they become available. “We will continue to work with chipset and device makers as they offer more vulnerability mitigations,” says John Cable, from Microsoft’s Windows…

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